Yes, I've talked about goals a LOT lately, however, these, right now, are the goals I'm going after. Even though I'm tied between Western Pleasure, Ranch Pleasure and reining, I'm leaning towards reining training atm. I've tried both and Red seemed more into the spins when I tried it out. Who knows. I can't decide..but either way, the training I'm working on right now will help us in all three disciplines. For now, these are my goals in the upcoming soon future.
Spinning. We've already started on this and I hope to practice a LOT in the round pen for the next 6+ weeks.
Even though I doubt we'll ever be as good as that guy, I really have high hopes. I think Red has the potential. Most of those horses are slightly smaller, but we can do it. Fat or skinny. ;)
THIS will be the hard part, especially with a hack. Red has NO sense of direction when backing and pretty much refuses to even try and do it. We shall see!
We will start with ground work first.
Possibly harder than backing. Slides. Not sure how he'll do with this, mom doesn't even have high hopes for it. Is he too slow/stubborn??? Is he qualified for this stuff?? Time shall tell!!
So far, we're on day 1 of spinning..I watched a video-well several, but one really helped-on how to teach the horse and he literally tapped the outside rein and foot and turned. Once again, I may start with ground work. Ground work+treats+cuddling tends to =faster improvements with Red!
Any tips?? Ideas?? Websites that would help?? Videos?? Reining/cutting blogs?? Send them my way!! (Seriously. Or Red may look like a doofus while I try to spin)