There are many horse disciplines but none of them is as unique and challenging as reining. What makes reining different from all the horse disciplines is the fact that the trainer and rider are the same people whilst in other sports, the trainer and rider are normally two different people.
In this discipline, it is required an exceptional level of communication between the horse and rider. Not only that, but you need to have been very committed and practice a lot to prepare your horse for reining competition. It’s one of the most interesting, compelling and exciting equestrian sport to watch because it involves amazing moves such as flying circles, fast lead changes, 360-degree rotations and thrusting stops.
Not many people have the courage to compete in the reining discipline because it demands hard work combined with experience, and the most important thing, a sincere bond with your horse. The performance showed in the video below is without a doubt one of the most thrilling performances in reining history.
It has all the components we were mentioning above and it’s because due to these elements that this horse and her rider are reining champions. Cira Baeck and her amazing horse Colonels Shining Gun delivered a beautiful performance and proved once again that they deserved to be champions.
She must have been so proud of herself and her horse. It had to feel great to be in the saddle and If you look closely you can see her smiling ear to ear a couple of times. Excellent job!