Reining Essentials : How to Excel in Western's Hottest Sport
World Champion trainer and rider Sandy Collier provides this indispensable guide of progressive training exercises for the reining horse. Whether green broke, or "push-button," every horse will perform more willingly, cleanly, and quickly with work on what she calls the "Seven Essentials" the foundational basics every riding horse needs. 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. You'll learn about: Collection and steering condensing your horse's frame and getting his feet to follow his nose Lead departures, circles, and spins preparing for the lope, "hunting the circle," and driving into the spin Stops, back-ups, and rollbacks perfecting the slide, moving backward with cadence, and swinging around 180 degrees over the hocks Lead changes getting it right and preventing anticipation"
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 213.36 x 276.86 x 15.24mm | 703.06g
- 01 Sep 2008
- Trafalgar Square Books
- Trafalgar Square Publishing
- United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
About Sandy Collier
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. 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. She is the only female rider to win the world's toughest cow horse event. She lives in Buellton, California. Jennifer Forsberg Meyer is an avid horsewoman and editorial director of "Horse & Rider." She is the author of "The American Paint Horse," "Clinton Anderson's Training on the Trail," and" The Performance Horse." She lives in Labrobe, California. Al Dunning is a world champion reining and cutting horse trainer and the author of "Reining."
"Whether you are schooling a reiner for competition or just making a good all-around horse, this book is a real pleasure. It makes you want to get started right away so that you, too, can achieve these things." --"American Quarter Horse Journal"