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Reining : the guide for training & showing winning reining horses
Dunning, Al.
Personal Author:
Completely revised.
Publication Information:
Colorado Springs, CO : Western Horseman Inc., [1996]

Physical Description:
215 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Format :


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SF296.R4 D86 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The original version of this book was first published in 1983 and sold over 100,000 copies. In recent years, however, reining has changed and Al Dunning has fine- tuned his methods and techniques of training in order to stay among the top competitors. This brand-new edition, considerably larger than the original book, reflects the changes in Al's training program through updated copy and more than 300 new photographs.

Author Notes

Al has been a world-class trainer since 1970 when he established his Almosta Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. During his career, he has achieved unparalled success, having trained and shown many world and reserve world champions in the American Quarter Horse Association, National Reining Horse Association, and National Cutting Horse Association. Although Al has been successful in a number of events, reining has always been his specialty and the event for which he is best known. He has conducted reining clinics all over the world, coached many successful non-pro riders, and judged many major horse shows, including the AQHA World Championship Show several times

Table of Contents

1 Selecting the Horsep. 8
2 Equipmentp. 16
3 Facilitiesp. 30
4 Equitationp. 34
5 Breakingp. 42
6 Riding Outsidep. 62
7 Backingp. 68
8 Body Control and Supplingp. 82
9 Circlesp. 96
10 Picking Up Leadsp. 104
11 Changing Leadsp. 110
12 Stopsp. 128
13 Turn-Aroundsp. 154
14 Rollbacksp. 182
15 Advancing to the Bridlep. 188
16 Running a Patternp. 196
17 Psychology of Trainingp. 206
18 Psychology of Showingp. 212
Profilep. 214