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Western Events

Master Your Reining Spins

The spin is the maneuver specific to reining. The stylized movement shows your horse’s willingness to move on cue with…

1 week ago


Cattle Work 101

Whether you’re new to cattle work or want to improve your cattle-driving skills, you’ll need to learn how to influence…

3 months ago

Antsy Horse? Here’s How to Avoid Anticipation in Pattern Classes

Whether it’s showmanship, horsemanship, trail, western riding or ranch classes, pattern competition helps show a judge the skills you and…

6 months ago

The Difference in Reining and Cow Horse Stops

A fast-stopping horse sliding into a cloud of dust is an icon for western riding. Horses in reining classes stop…

7 months ago

Perfect Your Reining and Working Cow Horse Turns

To compete in reining or working cow horse competitions, your horse will need to turn quickly in response to your…

8 months ago

Using Horsemanship Skills in Barrel Racing

Barrel racing isn’t only about going fast. To round the three barrels in a barrel racing pattern with precision as…

11 months ago

Perfect Your Western Lead Change

In reining or working cow horse competitions, you’ll need to show that your horse can change leads on command while…

12 months ago

Master the Long Trot for Ranch Riding

"The extended trot, or the long trot, is the signature move of ranch riding,” says trainer and showman Aaron Ralston.…

1 year ago

Mastering Split Reins

Split reins are by far the most versatile type of reins used in western riding, but they can be a…

1 year ago

Ace Your Western Riding Pattern

Marked by fluid lead changes around a cone-marked course, western riding is a challenging class for all-around competitors. But with…

1 year ago