Dust jacket notes: "Training the Reined Horse focuses on the elements, the individual maneuvers, requisite in a fine reining horse. Mr. Phinny and Mr. Brainard have focused on the principles and the various approaches that may be used to develop the capabilities of the individual horse. The book is written not as a definitive answer of one-sided instruction manual, but as a guide, indicating some age-old principles and some varying methods that can provide advice for those interested in the advanced stages of western riding. A full chapter is devoted to each of the following elements that are required of reining horses in dry work: leads, collection, lead changes, rollbacks, pivots and spines, stops and slides, and backing. In addition the authors discus the selection of a prospective reining horse, the starting processes available for his training, the principles and use of bits, the possible danger signals a horse manifests and how to interpret them, reining patterns, and the mental awareness necessary to peak a colt for the show ring. Chapters include: 'A Good Start Is Half the Finish,' 'Bits and Bitting,' 'Leg Aids, Laterals, and Leads,' 'Head Position and Collection,' 'The Whys and Hows of Lead Changes, ' 'Rollbacks,' 'Pivots and Spins,' 'Stops and Slides,' 'Backing,' 'Danger Signals and How to Read Them,' 'Patterns - Good and Bad,' and 'The First Show.' Also included is a Horseman's Reference Library [Bibliography.] This book should be a valuable aid for anyone riding, training, or showing the western horse. It is designed for the beginner as well as for the advanced rider, realizing, or course, that the reining horse is the essence of true western equitation and a finely schooled and trained animal. The book contains more than forty illustrations and photographs that enhance its readability..."
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Book Description Wh Smith Pub, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110498018741