Like no other book out there, Collier breaks down the maneuvers required in a reining pattern and the tricks and techniques for introducing them, perfecting them, and showing them off in competition. In a typical learning session, your horse will give you several wrong answers before hitting on the correct one. Perks for your horse: Maintains his focus; improves his collection; builds his hind-end muscles. He'll chew the bit, grind his teeth or wring his tail. Al Dunning is a world champion reining and cutting horse trainer and the author of Reining.
When that doesn't work, he'll go back to pushing into your leg or maybe even crow hop or kick at your foot. They'd rather be under a tree somewhere, swatting flies off their buddy, than lugging us around an arena. Transition Tuner How to ride it: Work on the rail, performing gait transitions at the mid-point of each straightaway. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. Brimming with expertise and insider information for one of the most popular competitions in Western riding, this definitive reining manual takes aspiring horseback riders through the initial stepschoosing a horse and perfecting the required maneuversall the way to becoming a confident competitor.
Currently she's the only woman to have won the open division of the World Championship Snaffle Bit Futurity for reined cow horses with Miss Rey Dry in 1993 ; she's also an American Quarter Horse Association World Show champion with Sheeza Shinette in junior working cow horse in 2002. Change it up: Keep it simple by staying at a walk and trot. Like no other book out there, Collier breaks down the maneuvers required in a reining pattern and the tricks and techniques for introducing them, perfecting them, and showing them off in competition. . How to Excel in Western's Hottest Sport By Sandy Collier.
Off-the-Rail Rectangle How to ride it: Rather than staying directly on the rail, ride a parallel path, about 8 to 10 feet to the inside of it. Change it up: Keep it easy with a simple stop or gait change at X. I just love Sandy's approach and philosophy. World Champion trainer and rider Sandy Collier provides this indispensable guide of progressive training exercises for the reining horse. Change it up: Make it more challenging by varying your speed along the straightaways. Perks for you: Teaches you to keep your horse straight between the reins—with no rail to guide or support you or him. From one of the top competitors and trainers in the sport, this essential guide contains the best methods for producing well-trained horses who can stop, spin, accelerate, and accept the rider's every cue.
But his second or third try will probably be correct. Now trying reining and working cow horse. Loopy B How to ride it: Go down the long side, turning the corner as if to make a circle, but instead angle back to the rail. Perks for your horse: Improves his lightness and flexibility as he bends, changes direction, and listens to your cues. Success tips: Focus on keeping your circles round and equal in size.
A++++ Love her as an instructor. Make it more challenging by riding it at a lope, or loping the long sides and trotting the ends. Brimming with expertise and insider information for one of the most popular competitions in Western riding, this definitive reining manual takes aspiring horseback riders through the initial steps--choosing a horse and perfecting the required maneuvers--all the way to becoming a confident competitor. Success tips: Add a pylon at each corner for a visual cue. Given two choices, they'll always opt for whichever is less work. Her book breaks everything down so it's easily understandable, especially for someone like me who has only been reining for a few years. Perks for you: Improves your precision in bending and straightening your horse.
When you gain your horse's cooperation through intimidation, that cooperation is always defensive, and accompanied by resistance and resentment--a raised head, a stiff back. From one of the top competitors and trainers in the sport, this essential guide contains the best methods for producing well-trained horses who can stop, spin, accelerate, and accept the rider's every cue. Knowing this, you can stack the deck in your favor. Perks for you: Helps you smooth your upward and downward transitions, plus enhances your overall control. Perks for you: Improves your spatial sense of circles; improves your go-lateral cues.
For example, start at a walk; at the first X go to a jog; at the next X return to the walk; and so on. Or, make it walk, jog, lope, walk—or however you like. What originated among cowboys working ranch cattle has clearly turned into one of the hottest disciplines in the Western tradition, with the National Reining Horse Association experiencing a dramatic 40 percent increase in membership over the past 10 years. She is the author of The American Paint Horse, Clinton Anderson's Training on the Trail, and The Performance Horse. Perks for your horse: Encourages him to bend equally both ways and stay attentive to your steering.
Perks for your horse: Enhances his bending, traveling straight, and transition skills. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the reining essentials how to excel in westerns hottest sport gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Lots of good points and excercises. Perks for your horse: Improves his bending and collection, plus his responsiveness to your outside leg and rein to spiral in and your inside leg and rein to spiral out ; keeps him supple and limber and engaged behind. In 1991 she won the herd work preliminaries in the Snaffle Bit Futurity's open division, and in 1993 she won the World Championship Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship.
Finally, on the fifth or sixth try, he'll step away from your leg, just as you intend. Use your outside leg just behind the cinch, plus your outside rein against his neck to reinforce his bending. Perks for your horse: Increased suppling thanks to the smaller circle; teaches him to balance on circles of varying sizes. Her book is easy to read and understand. Success tips: Try to make each end of the loop the same size and shape. Sandy Collier competed in her first horse show at the age of 6 and in the early 1980s she began to make a name for herself in California Reined Cow Horse Association events with wins in several categories. Soon, you reverse, jog in the other direction, circle a few times…and your mind begins to wander.