Ranch riding’s spins need special care.
SPINS IN RANCH RIDING don’t have the luxury of building momentum and cadence over the course of three or four turns like our horses do in working cow horse or reining. At most, a ranch riding pattern calls for two spins; most of the time, it’s one spin in each direction. This makes a snappy, businesslike start to your spin essential. Here I’ll tell you what I look for as a judge and how I spin my ranch riders to stay out of the penalty box.
PRIVATE LESSON Snappy Spin