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  1. #1
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    Default What Western riding/discipline would you do?

    I'd love to ride-as in know how to ride-a cutting horse. Not barrels, not reining, just a "got cow" cutting horse.

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    I've got relatives who do it professionally and it looks like a lot of fun. I'd love to give it a try but never had the opportunity.
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    I want to ride WP so I can tranter and Spur-Stop.
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    Just go to the State Fair in Palmer, Pirateer! Do they still have that rickity old riding ring way back by the trees? Usually it was 55 degrees and raining when I was there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dogfarm View Post

    Just go to the State Fair in Palmer, Pirateer! Do they still have that rickity old riding ring way back by the trees? Usually it was 55 degrees and raining when I was there.
    It has been sunny EVERY day of shows so far this year...

    But we dont really have any western classes anymore- just at the AQHA shows...
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    I do some western pleasure and showmanship with my mare, but can't wait to do horsemanship, western riding (a pattern class), trail, and would love to try a little reining.
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    i would do reining or WP.



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    Cutting... I got to help push cows for some team ropers with my horse before, and actually working the cow was a blast, even at a slow and confused pace. I think it would be super awesome to do it at speed! My horse did seem to love playing with cows, so I'd like to do some ranch sorting or penning with him.



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    I still ride our cutting horse occasionally - he's leased out as a babysitter to family friends for their kids - but I go over and keep him (and myself) tuned up every so often. He loves to cut! It is so exhilirating to ride one that knows his business - you just sit back and enjoy the ride!!!

    I also ride a reining horse on a fairly regular basis - belongs to a friend that is a bit intimidated by him - so I get to have FUN!!!!

    And neither horse knows what a tranter OR a spur stop is!!!
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    Oooh, I forgot reining. My little QH would love to do that. I am pretty sure I'd get dizzy and fall off in a spin, but it looks like fun. (:



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    SarahandSam

    The secret to riding a spin is to focus on your starting point and find that every revolution.... esp so that you don't under/overshoot your finish point.

    Just sit back, breath deep and SPIN BABY SPIN!!!
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    LOL... my horse is only slightly more coordinated than me, so we'd still probably both fall over. But it would be fun. (;



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    Just remember to start with baby steps and work your way up.

    Rome wasn't built in a day - and neither was any good performance horse!
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    Give it up. Many of us CoTHers are trapped at a computer all day with no way out, and we hunt in packs. So far it as all been in good fun. You should be thankful for that.



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