Fundamentals of selecting, training, working and showing reining horses will be taught. Topics include history, development, rules, judging, conditioning, training and showing reining horses. Showing in at least on competition is required. Student must provide their own horse for training and or competition.

Lab fees apply

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe the kind of horse that is most likely to succeed in reining competition
  • Recognize which families of horses are most likely to succeed as reining horses based on past success in show ring
  • Demonstrate industry recognized training methods
  • Explain and develop proper riding techniques
  • Exhibit basic reining maneuvers and patterns
  • Evaluate effective training equipment
  • Distinguish the proper use and function of bits
  • Develop proper showmanship and sportsmanship

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 32.0
Lab hours: 32.0


  • Must have instructor/coach approved personal horse to be in this course. NCTC School Horse is not provided.