Reining is an individually judged event in which a horse and rider perform one
of the eleven patterns set forth by the NRHA. Each pattern is made up of specific elements. They are slow small circles,
large fast circles, 2 rollbacks, back up, lead changes, 4 spins in each direction and sliding stops. The horse's athletic
ability, precision and willingness to be guided easily is scored in each manuver.
To truly understand what reining is, watch Dave run a complete reining pattern at a horse show by clicking
click here to watch Dave Moore and Nu Docs Cash's winning run at the 2009 Florida Derby.
Click here to visit the National Reining Horse Association site