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Reining is the most popular western discipline and has hit the international scene in modern years. It is now governed by the International Equestrian Federation internationally and by the National Reining Horse Association in the United States. Reining involves riding a horse around a specific pattern using movements such as circles, spins, rollbacks, and sliding stops, all done at high speed. In addition to being a timed event, the horse is judged on the quality of the movements. Horse Illustrated‘s articles cover all about the sport, how to improve your skills, stories from those who participate, how to train your horse to do some of the movements, and much more.

Learning the Circle Slow-Down in the Reining Arena

  So much happens in the middle of the reining arena: The center spot often marks where to change leads…

2 months ago

National Reining Horse Association Approved Reining Events Resume

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors is allowing NRHA-approved reining events to resume, beginning on May 1,…

1 year ago

National Reining Horse Association Recommends Postponement of Events Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19); Closes Offices and Staff Working Remotely

Following the presidential declaration of a national emergency due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) strongly recommends…

1 year ago

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Hall of Fame First Inductees Named

The leadership of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) announced the first inductees for the IHSA Hall of Fame. IHSA…

2 years ago

Taylor Sheridan Recognized as National Reining Horse Association’s Reiner of the Year

The new NRHA Reiner of the Year Award was developed by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame…

2 years ago

Reining Reality Series Debuts

A new television series debuted on the Paramount Network, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The program chronicles the journey of eight…

2 years ago

Glossary of Reining Moves

Reining combines speed, control and exciting maneuvers that will make your heart pound. Each of the moves in a reining…

2 years ago