Entries by Animal Welfare

Reining Extreme Maneuvers and Horses Suffer

With the emphasis on rining extreme maneuvers in spinning and stopping  – are reining horses now being pushed beyond their limits? You read about the human subscription psychological drugs being administered to these horses, and the off label use of other unprescribed drugs, and cocktails. The contraptions were added to their equipment in order to […]

Slow Motion Reining Slide Video

Reiners live and breathe to slide their horses every day. Have you ever wondered what it really looks like in slow motion? Have you looked beyond the length of the slide and flying dust to see what the horse is required to do? It happens so quick it can be difficult to see, until now. […]

FEI says goodbye to the Reiners

Following years of controversy over horse abuse and high levels of drugging, the FEI is finally disconnected from the sport of reining. Insiders at the FEI and connections say that they have been working to find a way to disconnect from the NRHA reiners without bringing a further spotlight on the abuse and drugging and […]

Reining Futurity Bound; the secrets to winning

The Reining Futurity is the signature event that defines all breeding and training of the reining horse. But what is the journey for the horses that are reining futurity bound? Behind the plethora of images showing the famous reining horse slide, is a sport that is coming into question more and more by the public […]

Do NRHA Judges Reward Intimidation?

Intimidation or Not? You be the judge of these two videos. A horse dropping its head to the ground at every stop? A shake of the reins and the horse is eating dirt. To perform the next manouevre, the horse must lift his head at least 2 feet higher so why have its head all […]

Only Old Women Care About Horse Welfare?

We sat and listened to a high profile NRHA judge & former western sport board member at a judging seminar states “only old women are really concerned about animal welfare”. Probably the most honest and discriminatory statement made when you see most abusers charged are men. But does it reflect the priorities of NRHA or […]