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Reining is designed to show the athletic ability of the ‘ranch type’ horse in the confines of a show arena. Contestants are required to run one of ten approved patterns, divided into seven or eight manoeuvres, including small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, 360 degree spins done in place, and the exciting sliding stops that are the hallmark of the reining horse.
Despite the seemingly relaxed attitude of both horse and rider and the loose reins typical of the discipline. Reining competitions take place within an arena where markers are used to enable riders to better follow pattern proportions. To allow top performance and ensure soundness, special footing is required.