Focus on Discipline: Reining

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Ridin' and slidin' -- the reining horse runs a precise pattern at speed. This equine athlete excels at galloping full out, screeching to a sliding stop, and whirling in a high-speed pirouette. He responds to his rider instantly, at the touch of rein or leg. The sport demonstrates the skills of a ranch horse, with contests that have been dubbed "Western dressage" sponsored by the National

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