Judges the horse on movements, mastery of a prescribed maneuver and attitude as he is guided through one of 15 AQHA patterns. The horse is required to perform a number of stops, spins, rollbacks, lead changes and circles at a lope. The horse should be willing to be guided with little or no resistance.


July 21, 2020 | Showing , Judging
Focusing on reining pattern placement will increase your score. Jeff Petska explains how to use your markers to plus your maneuvers.
July 17, 2020 | Showing , Breeding and foal care
Earnings and accolades shouldn’t eclipse conformation faults when making performance horse breeding decisions.
July 13, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
A study found the most common cause of discomfort in horses competing in rail, pattern and reining events. Here are the results.
June 11, 2020 | Showing , Conformation
When soundness counts, concentrate on conformation, correct shoeing and proven joint therapy.
May 18, 2020 | News and Publications , Training
“The Last Cowboy” star Matt Mills shares pro tips to improve your reining circle scores.