It takes a great horseman to develop and understand feel. However, finding feel doesn’t come easy. Al Dunning breaks down the things you need to know, both in and out of the saddle, to develop feel with your horse, and how it’ll help you better connect with him.
A sliding stop is one of the most exciting parts of a reining pattern, but it’s also a maneuver many riders struggle with getting right when they’re in the show pen. When I work with a rider who is having trouble with stopping, it’s usually not the stop that’s the problem, but the rundown that happens beforehand.