Entries by reiner_welfare

Report Horse Abuse and Your Attacked

NRHA Members and Reining Enthusiasts write they are abused if they Report Horse Abuse In an enlightened world of what is and is not acceptable in horse training methods, the Reining Horse World comes under the spotlight equally to that of the Tennessee Walking Horse – Big Lick for many people. The fear in members […]

The Reining Tail Obsession

The 2020 NRHA Derby did not disappoint with horses showing the quiet reining tail look; achieved through equine suffering. The quiet reining tail look is a signature of the reining horse, and despite the suffering to the horse, it continues. Judges reward quiet tails; even when it is clear to the public, they have been […]

Outlaw Tail Blocking – Its Pervasive in Reining – its Cheating, Unethical and the Horses Suffer

Tail blocking is pervasive in reining events and members believe it is a necessity to win prize money. There seems to be a “cheat to win” mentality that has become pervasive in the show horse industry1. Tail blocking is unethical for veterinarians and shows the decay in training programs when it becomes a necessity to […]

Slow Motion Reining Slide Video

Reiners live and breathe to slide their horses every day. Have you ever wondered what it really looks like in slow motion? Have you looked beyond the length of the slide and flying dust to see what the horse is required to do? It happens so quick it can be difficult to see, until now. […]