Advanced principles in training, working and showing reining horses will be taught. Topics include rules, judging, conditioning, and advanced showmanship. Students will also learn methods for keeping their horses healthy and in competitive condition during the rigors of traveling to and from shows. Showing in at least two competitions is required. Student must provide their own horse for training and or competition.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to judge and properly score a reining horse in competition
  • Explain and outline a proper conditioning routine for a horse that will be shown in advanced levels of reining competition
  • Demonstrate advancement in riding skill by scoring higher in all required maneuvers performed in reining
  • Explain areas of concern during hauling to competitions as well as strategies for addressing these concerns as it relates to horse health and competitive condition

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


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