Reining

Reining is a western competition for horse riding wherein the riders will be guiding the horses through an exact pattern of spins, circles and stops. All the work will be done at the lope or the gallop. As originated from the working cattle, it is usually defined as a Western type of dressage riding. It is requiring the horse to become responsive and to be in tune with its rider, from which the aids need not be easily seen and will be judging the horse on it capability of performing a set pattern of movements. The horse must be controlled or guided willingly with just little or no apparent resistance and must be completely dictated to. A horse pinning his ears which convey a threat to the rider, will be refusing to go forward, bouncing his rear, running sideways, wringing his tail in irritation or displaying a poor attitude overall is the ones that is not willingly guided, and will be judged accordingly.