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How Do I Become a Reiner?
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How Do I Become a Reiner?

Sometimes, things just fall in your lap. I asked all our clients to write short bios on themselves and their reining connection. When I received this from one of our most enthusiastic clients, Ed Frawley, I couldn't just stick it back on the Client Profile Page. I had to make sure people saw it and enjoyed it. It is a great answer to the question -
 How do I become a reiner? -

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This is a great explanation of one ordinary (although we now know he's actually extraordinary) guy's journey from observer to participant. 

Recipe to make this Reiner.

Take one wanna-be cowboy, mix gently with a trial “spin” on a horse named Frosty at the FRHA show in Jacksonville in 2005.

Let simmer for 4 years. When wanna-be cowboy attends another show and says “Dave look at the Chaps I want to buy” knead gently with “Ed, the hell with the Chaps you need a horse”!

Put wanna-be cowboy on low heat and mix it with a trip to Texas to see if Boomer and wanna-be cowboy solidify. Quickly add wife of wanna-be cowboy (She has the heart of Secretariat and loves wanna-be cowboy immensely) to open purse strings. Purse strings are needed to make this recipe.

After wanna-be cowboy and Boomer solidify to a team, whisk in a trainer that will help the team rise.

Put the trainer and the team into a saucepan (arena type) and heat until reduced. CAUTION IF YOU DO NOT STIR CONSTANTLY DURING REDUCTION THE TEAM WILL COLLAPSE. SOMETIMES TRAINER MUST STIR WITH VIGOR!

Once team is reduced to a smooth consistency let set and  make the filling. Filling is made by taking the Bubbliest Blonde Woman you will ever meet, coupling her with anything that has to do with fun, and spreading it generously so that it is catching (If filling is to rich, and overtaking team, add in one tsp of trainer to condense the effect).

To complete the team, liberally apply the other team member profiles on these pages. When spread evenly, it will produce a supportive, fun, loving and genuine surface.

Once all ingredients are combined, you get a Reiner. Not all Reiners are the same size, nor do they look the same. Some are more finished then others. Some cook quicker than others (this is where the good trainer adjusts the flame). But, if you follow this recipe it is a guarantee that you will be successful Reiner!!

About the cook of this recipe: Happily married to Jean Marie. I only hope I can be as supportive to her as she has been to me on this journey. Father of 5 horses and two dogs.

Lucked into the Moore family. Since my first reining competition in February of 2010, Dave, Kim and the people I am blessed to have as barn family have helped me achieve success. My success is not measured by plaques or trophies, but by how I feel after a lesson or an event. I have yet to miss a lesson or an event. That means I like what I do and I am successful.  Thanks to all who have helped me achieve this dream.