The BR spring show was a great start to the year. Michael took home bred and trained A Winnin Tradition (Flint) who worked really well. Michael and Flint scored very consistently placing 1st, 2nd twice and 3rd in the four classes they competed in. ML Training client Lorna Rowland did a great job of showing her horse Tinsel Cat Nic and the pair looks set to steadily improve throughout the 2012 season.
As part of his continuous journey of improving his horsemanship skills, Michael was invited to spend 10 days in Arizona riding with Al Dunning. Al is a world renown western horseman and coach, and has produced multiple World Champions in both reining, cutting and all around events.
Michael spent 8 days with Mike McEntire in October 2011. Mike is a great reining trainer who has produced numerous world title horses. Michael was lucky to spend time riding with him and working with some of his 2012 futurity prospects and older stud horses.
The culmination of the 2011 reining calendar in the UK was the British Reining Championships, held at the Bodiam International Arena in October. Michael had a great show securing a reserve championship position on Smart Rebel Girl and 5th on A Winnin Tradition in the Limited Open Championship. Both horses ran really well and are on track for the 2012 season.
Michael took the 2011 end of year British Reining Limited Open High Point on A Winnin Tradition in the gelding’s first season. The 5yr old Quarter Horse by DA Steady Vegas was started at ML Training as a three year old and was bred in the UK by Bob and Chrissie Mayhew. This big hearted little horse is proving to be a really easy horse to show and we are delighted to add yet another competitive reiner to our string of home produced horses.
It's always great to have you visit. I've been able to watch you grow as an outstanding trainer!Al Dunning, Arizona, World Champion trainer and author
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