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Have you ever trained your dog to sit? What did you say to your dog after you told it to sit? You probably told it to "stay." Why did you do that? If the dog sits, he has to stay. In the same respect, I don't have a "stop" on my horse. I only have a "go" and a "back". Now, I may only want the horse to stop - but in his mind he should be thinking "back up." If I were to ride forward and then stop - and then apply more pressure to the rein to back up, then I'm teaching three cues there. One "go," two "stop," three "back up." So in effect what I'd be doing is telling the horse "Four pounds of pressure on the rein means stop, six pounds means back up." So, if I really want to make my stops quicker, I only teach "go" and "back up." Now, for you reiners, I'm not talking about how to lengthen the slide - I'm talking about getting a quicker, more responsive stop. I'm teaching the horse that when I say stop that means stop. My goal is to take away any hesitation time, with no pause between moving forward then moving backward. I work on...

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Reining Fundamentals from Al Dunning

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Develop your reining prospect by breaking down training into simple lessons
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Al Dunning is not only the author of the bestseller "Reining," he is also the recipient of many awards, including the AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year. In the show-ring he has won numerous AQHA, NRHA & NCHA world championships and trained many winning Non-Pros.

Al Dunning's Reining Fundamentals is a DVD that teaches you how to develop a reining prospect by breaking down the training into simple lessons. Chapters include: Selection of the reining prospect, equipment, the basics that build good circles, circles with lead changes, perfecting circles and lead changes, backing, showing, stopping, turnarounds and rollbacks. Using this information, anyone can teach their horse the basic maneuvers of reining! 1 hr., 55 mins.
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You may also want to check out these related products:

- Advanced Reining Techniques (DVD)

- Josh Lyons Leads and Lead Changes (DVD)

- Josh Lyons Sliding Stops and Rollbacks (DVD)

- Josh Lyons Spins and Shoulder Control (DVD)

- Progressive Steps of Foundation Training (DVD)

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- Neck Reining How To

- Slowing Your Horse

- Teach Neck Reining and more with the Clockwork Exercise

- Turning Horses: How to Fix Leaning Shoulders

- When Buying a Horse: 5 First-Timer Tips

To see articles and products based on related topics, see:

- Backing Up

- Buying a Horse

- Circles

- Competing - also see Showing

- Draw Reins

- Equipment

- Lead Changes

- Leads

- Leg Pressure

- Leg Yielding also see Diagonals

- Neck Reining

- Ownership

- Reining

- Rollbacks

- Selecting a Horse

- Shoulder Control

- Showing

- Sliding Stops

- Spins

- Stops - Stopping Straight

- Turnarounds

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