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A new venture....

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  • A new venture....

    After taking about a year hiatus from riding, I decided I wanted to give something new a try. Having done the hunters for years upon years, I was beyond burnt out of showing, traveling, etc.

    So, today, I had my very first reining lesson. Yep, there I was, "Miss I love 17hh WB's" on the back of a 4y/o 14.2hh QH mare this morning! In not so many words...I'm in absolute love!!!!!!

    I was lucky to find a fabulous reining farm with many national titles under their belt and over 20 years of breeding experience.

    So who knows, maybe this little hunter lady will be making wranglers a daily fashion statement.

  • #2
    Have fun!


    • #3
      If you stick with it or not, you will be a better rider for it.
      Nothing like expanding your knowledge.

      Best way to learn a new discipline, go to those that are doing well in it.
      I think for many coming from other disciplines and starting reining, it is hard to get used to riding a headless horse.


      • #4
        Ooooh I will admit to having had many a day dream about defecting and going western....

        Sounds like you had a blast, enjoy your new venture!
        We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


        • #5
          Very cool, keep us posted on how it goes!


          • #6
            That sounds awesome! I have always been a hunter rider as well, but I have dabbled in WP since coming to Southern Cross Ranch 5 years ago. DH bought an extremely nice WP horse that was the Dixie Nationals All Around Amateur Champion this year so I figure I'm going to find a real WP trainer and finally throw away my breeches and hunt coat for chaps and a bedazzled shirt

            Reining sounds like so much fun!


            • #7
              Have fun! I took cutting lessons for a year and really enjoyed it; learned a lot about cows too. The people at the barn and competitions were very nice, no snobs.
              "You gave your life to become the person you are right now. Was it worth it?" Richard Bach


              • #8
                Have so much fun! I spent a year working with Spike Holmes when I was at Morrisville, and it was a blast! I really learned how to use my seat.

                I, too, have dreamed of getting myself a 14h sane QH and just be-bopping around the arena covered in bling, but then I remember I did that once and got really bored. Reining, OTHO... hmmm....


                • Original Poster

                  The amount of brokenness really impressed me.
                  Not sour. No. Not at all.
                  In fact they trail ride their reiners a lot.
                  Just good and useful broke horses that are incredibly sensitive to aids.
                  Makes me inspired to make everything I ride that responsive.
                  Give it a year, I bet I have a little QH in my backyard too, Superminion!!!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheHunterKid90 View Post
                    I was beyond burnt out of showing, traveling, etc.
                    Oh yes, that was me with endurance. I got a gaited horse, and it is fun doing just trail. Although cutting and reining is very fun. Cutting especially.


                    • #11
                      I did this a year ago and never looked back! Soooo much fun!