Entries by Animal Welfare

FEI says goodbye to the Reiners

Following years of controversy over horse abuse and high levels of drugging, the FEI is finally disconnected from the sport of reining. Insiders at the FEI and connections say that they have been working to find a way to disconnect from the NRHA reiners without bringing a further spotlight on the abuse and drugging and […]

Futurity Bound; the secrets to winning

Behind the plethora of images showing the famous reining horse slide, is a sport that is coming into question more and more by the public and a small number of members within the sport. The Hollywood style images are blinding individuals of having a conscious with lack of care toward the star of all the […]

Do NRHA Judges Reward Intimidation?

Intimidation or Not? You be the judge of these two videos. A horse dropping its head to the ground at every stop? A shake of the reins and the horse is eating dirt. To perform the next manouevre, the horse must lift his head at least 2 feet higher so why have its head way down […]

Reining Trainer Gunner Trash

He was standing shivering in the auction pen. Fine coated from being in a barn and still had his sliders on his back feet. The temperature was down in low forties, and this horse was doing it hard. That is what Matt was confronted with as he walked along the yards. The horse was panicked […]

Reining Horse Slides

The reining slide or reining stop is heralded as the hero maneuver of the reining event. It is the extreme and unnatural maneuver of horses sliding 20-30-40 feet on specially designed plates (shoes). It is what the crowd whoop n holler about and people expect to see when they go to a show. But are […]