Watch AND listen as I go back and critique by runs from this months High Roller Reining Classic. Looking at it as a trainer I can formulate a plan that will guide me as I prepare for the next event, as a judge I can hone my showmanship skills and squeeze THE MOST out of each individual ride!
If you haven’t tuned in already, we did 3 FB live videos last week ! Lots of tips AND A TON OF ENTERTAINMENT !
Preparing or ” schooling ” is a HUGE part of being successful in the show pen ! Horses learn by repetition and consistency. EVERY horse is different… so watch how Matt would prepare THIS particular horse for NRHA pattern #1 on THE TRAINING VIDEO PAGE
Tinker This, aka “Jeffrey,” and Matt had a successful maiden voyage at the 2018 RMRHA Summer Slide in Denver! They scored a solid 219 in the prelims and then turned it up a notch in the finals with a 221.5. That brought home the Co-Championship in the L3 Open Futurity and tied him for 3rd in the L4 for owners Tim and Marybeth Ruckman.
“He was really solid out there, especially stopping!” said Matt. “ I trained and showed his mother TejonsFinallyDunit. Her best quality was how gritty she was… it’s still early But Jeffrey feels a lot like her.”
Keeping a horse of ANY discipline in top physical condition helps to stave off injuries. Members can go to the Training Videos Page to watch this valuable new title!
Matt is going to walk and talk you through ALL of the reining patterns. Learn some strategy to completing patterns, and with Matt being a NRHA judge, get some valuable tips that may boost your score! For members to view, visit our Training Videos Page and login.
Congratulations to my longtime video subscriber Tommy Rodden and his mare, Pale Faced Dancer, on winning the level 2 Open Derby and Co-Champion in level 1 at the Mother’s Day Slide!! I appreciate your dedication to my program and my videos—they clearly are working for you!
Better late than never with Team Matt Mills Mother’s Day Slide results.
I rode Janice Dickson’s ARC Wimpysgottagun and ended up splitting 3rd in the level 4 and came in 2nd in the level 3 Open Derby. Barb Townsend’s Lil Ruf Crome and I were top ten in the level 3 Open Derby.
Tyson Randle showed Criminal Intentions for Janice Dickson in the level 2 Open Derby and was 3rd. Karen Mills showed her mare Spooks Baby Blues in all of the Non Pro Derby divisions. She ended up 4th in level 4, 3rd level 3, 2nd level 2, & 2nd level 1. Caroline Buchanan was top 5 on her gelding Vintage Neptune in the Youth 13& Under. All in all it was a successful show! As always I thank all of you for coming and supporting each other & each other’s horse like you do!! 〽️〽️
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