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Rookie Reiner: How to Survive and Thrive in the Show Pen Paperback – Jan 1 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books; 1 edition (Jan. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157076414X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570764141
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #228,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Heather Cook has spent several years as an assistant reining trainer, teaches horsemanship lessons, and has worked with world champions Bob and Jason Grimshaw. She is an editorial team member for The Western Horse Review, a monthly columnist for The Quarter Horse News, and an international reining correspondent for PhelpsSports.com. She has been published several times in The Reiner, the official publication of the National Reining Horse Association. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book for learning about how to get into reining Dec 20 2010
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are tons of great books and DVDs about how to teach your horse reining maneuvers but I was really looking for a book about how to get into reining. This book gives great practical tips about how to get started, where to compete, pro vs non pro status, how to protect your non pro status, what to look for in a horse, signs of a show smart horse, when to upgrade your horse, common mistakes that beginners make in and out of the show ring, practical goal setting, etc. I now feel that I have a basic idea of where to start. I would love to find another book like this that goes even more in depth.
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Excellent Beginners Guide Oct. 19 2011
By Crazy_Angel6996 - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book because the over view up it was very insightful about how to get into reining and not just the training. I am a young adult and found it very helpful. Being guilty of rarely returning to a book or movie for touch ups and review, this book has changed that. It has opened my eyes that I am expecting to much of myself and my horse to quick. And it explains in great detail the difference between non-pro & pro. Would definatly recommend it for any one else interested in entering the reining world. I had previously rode reining horses and talked with trainers, but no one seemed direct in their response to my questions.
Great gift Feb. 20 2014
By Brooke Enders - Published on Amazon.com
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Gave book as a Christmas gift to my mom who has owned her reining horse for two years. She commented that she wishes she would have known about the book sooner! Great tips for communicating with your trainer and really nice that it includes diagrams of the reining patterns. Would recommend to anyone looking to learn more about the sport of reining.
Excellent book Feb. 13 2014
By Chad Olson - Published on Amazon.com
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Full of useful information, easy to understand. Touches on all areas of reining. Good book for someone starting in the sport.
Nice coffee table book Oct. 17 2012
By Mrs John Carter - Published on Amazon.com
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I was happy with this book. Very colorful pictures and a great overview of what reining is all about. I keep it on a coffee table, and my "non" horse friends are drawn to this book and like it. It definitely gave me good rookie information to get started. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to have an understanding of what this sport is all about.


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