If you want your horse to have a long and happy career in the show pen, you need to make sure you're giving your horse time to mentally and physically recover from an event. Ryan Rushing goes over what he likes to do to get a horse prepared for a large event, and then how he lets them recover aft...
Forward motion. Lateral movement. Elevation. These three things are Bud Lyon's key components to a successful flying lead change. In this video, Bud schools a young horse to help him get a successful right-to-left lead change.
Before you attempt a flying lead change, you need to make sure that you have total control of your horse's body. NRHA Professional Keith Ceddia shows you how he gains control in his horse's body before asking for a flying lead change.
NRHA professional Peter DeFreitas discusses the warm-up routine he uses for young reining prospects. He notes a few specific exercises he starts with and how the horse should feel before he moves on to more advanced work.
Body control and body position are both important parts of a reining pattern. In this video, Keith Ceddia goes over basic body control exercises and how he expects his horses to go around when riding them through a pattern.
Intro to Reining: Pattern Placement for the Rundown
Pattern placement is a major part of reining. In this video, Keith Ceddia goes over the basics of rundown pattern placement and a few things you can do at home to help improve your timing throughout these maneuvers.