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Reining Horse Videos

It’s amazing how far we’ve come in technology that we can learn about reining maneuvers and watch exciting runs from the comfort of our home and at the click of a mouse button. I love surfing YouTube for different reining videos to see if there is something new out there. A quick search on “reining” brings up 24,700 videos!

When I returned home from the NRHA Futurity last year there were already several videos of the freestyle and the finals uploaded before my plane landed!

One of the most popular reining videos (for good reason) is Stacy Westfall’s Freestyle at the 2006 All American Quarter Horse Congress. She set freestyle reining on its ear with her bridleless and saddleless routine:

I was tickled to interview Stacy extensively for the chapter in Rookie Reiner that focuses on Freestyle Reining. I’d spoken to many about this little niche aspect of the sport but her advice was so good that it eclipsed everyone else’s responses. I know if you read that chapter you’ll look a little differently at the next freestyle run you watch.

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