as a reiner
Hello. I wonder what 'a reiner' means in these sentences below.
Please help. Thank you.
"His name is Dash," her dad said. "He's not working out as a reiner.
I was planning to sell him, but he might make a good barrel racer."
Re: as a reiner
Sounds to me like something to do with racing horses - by which I mean 'racing HORses' not 'RAcing horses'.
PS Conceivably - just my guess - a 'reiner' would be one of the front two horses in a team, one who has to take directions through the reins rather than just following the leader.
Last edited by BobK; 04-Apr-2011 at 11:09.
Reason: PS Added