what is reining

What is reining? Reining is a Western riding discipline where horses are guided through a series of circles, spins and stops. It’s all done at a lope and gallop. When competing, each horse has to complete a specific NRHA reining pattern precisely, or they loose points. The horse should be calm and relaxed and can lose points for pinning its ears back, running sideways or appearing agitated in any way. The horse and rider can either plus or minus each maneuver, depending on how well they perform it.

Needless to say, training a reining horse takes an incredible amount of skill and patience. Preston is passionate about the sport and has worked to improve his skills from a young age. He uses that passion and experience to train reining horses and aspiring riders for professional competitions.