Al Dunning is a world champion reining, cutting, and working cow horse trainer, author, clinician, and generous servant to the horse industry. Now you can order his videos quickly and easily from Jeffers Equine! Let Al show you his proven techniques for reining and training foundation!
The Progressive Steps of Foundation Training with Al Dunning - This comprehensive colt training video discusses methods for starting young horses of safe & easy. Starts with the round pen, getting a horse accustomed to being lunged, saddled, bridled, & ground driven. Next is actual riding & AL shows how to mkae this transition smoothly. Then training in the arena, developing body control & supplying, creating correct leads & round smooth circles. Also included outside the arena & techniques for bitting up. 1 hour 55 minutes.
Reining Fundamentals with Al Dunning - This video teaches you to develop a reining prospect by breaking down the training into simple lessons. Chapters include: Selection of Reigning Prospect, Equipment, The Basics that Help Build Good Circles, Circle with Lead Changes, Perfecting Circles & Lead Changes, Backing, Shoeing, Stopping, Turnarounds and Rollbacks. 1 hour 55 minutes.
Advanced Reining Techniques with Al Dunning - Shows how to further develop a horse with basic reining skills. Chapters include: Equipment Advancing from Basics, Riding in the Bridle, Backing, Bitting Up, Lead Changes & Circles, Fencing & Stops & Rollbacks. 1 hour 35 minutes
Since 1970, Al Dunning has owned and operated Almosta Ranch, a Quarter Horse training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona.
In 1996, Al was named American Quarter Horse Association Professional Horseman of the Year. The reasons are clear.
Al Dunning and his students have garnered 20 World titles, including 9 AQHA World champions, 9 AQHA Reserve World Champions, 6 AQHA Amateur, 400 Arizona Year End champions, 3 AJQHA World Champions, and 11 All-American Congress Winners. Al also placed in the 2001 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman contest.
In addition, Al has won the 1980 NRHA Open World Championship and non pro Matt Kimes won the 1996 NRHA Derby Non Pro Championship. In 1984 he won the Tropicana Cutting Futurity Championship, 1986 PCCHA Derby Championship, 1988 Las Vegas Classic/Challenge Championship, 1991 NCHA World Champion Open Gelding, 2002 Senior Cutting Reserve World Champion, 2002 NRCHA Open Bridle Horse Champion at the S.B.F., and many other major show championships.
Al Dunning has served as a leader for the local and national horse industry for over 30 years. He is one of the founding members of the Arizona Quarter Horse Youth Association and Charter President, and was a youth advisor for 10 years. Al has been on the Board of Directors since 1975, is Chairman of the Drug committee, Charter President, and has served as President of the AZQHA.
With the AQHA, Al served on the Show Committee for 17 years. He has served as Chairman of the Show Committee from 1997-99, Western Sub-Committee Chairman, served on the Hall of Fame Committee, and Nomination Credentials Committee. Al was President of the Arizona Cutting Horse Association and is currently a national director. He has also served on Nominations, Limited Age Events and Rules Committees of the National Cutting Horse Association, and was National Director for the NCHA. Al served on the American Horse Show Association Stock Seat Committee for 5 years. Currently he serves on the National Reined Cow Horse Association and AQHA judges committee.
In Print: Articles written by Al Dunning have been featured in Quarter Horse Journal, Western Horsemen Magazine, Performance Horse Magazine, Horsemen, Horse and Rider, Western Outfitter, Performance Horsemen, Arizona Horse Connection, Eastern/Western Journal and more.
On Film: Al Dunning has participated in six educational and promotional films for AQHA.
An Author: He is the author of REINING, "Completely Revised" Western Horseman's best-selling book.
Videos: Six essential instructional videos on cutting, reining, riders guide, advancing to the hackamore and fundamental training of the young horse have been produced by Al Dunning.
Al and Becky Dunning have been married since 1971. Becky is a nationally known horse show announcer. They have two children, McKenzie and Grady.
AQHA World Championships:
1976 Jr. Western Riding - Mista Bull
1976 Sr. Working Cowhorse - Expensive Hobby
1978 Western Riding - Bucket O Moonbeams
1979 Sr. Working Cowhorse - Expensive Hobby
1979 Sr. Reining Cowhorse - Expensive Hobby
1984 Sr. Cutting - Sanacee
1986 Sr. Cutting - Montana Suzanna
1988 Sr. Cutting - More Oats Please
1999 Sr. Cutting - Acres Blueberry Hill