Manufacturer: Al Dunning
Model: Reining/Cutting Training Video DVDs
Purchase: Rented from BarnSweetBarn.com
Likes: Some good training exercises are provided.
Dislikes: Al Dunning's training methods are particularly bad. I've never seen a trainer with such poor feel, timing and balance that has achieved so much - it just doesn't make sense. He's hard on young horses, he's incredibly jerky with his hands, and his timing is simply off. I've watched 3 of these videos now, and have had the same reaction to all of them.
Quality: Average low-budget video
Summary: I do not recommend watching these videos unless you know what you're looking for as an example of what not to do, or to get ideas for exercises (recognizing that the execution should be different to have benefit to the horse). In my opinion, this is an example of why reining can have a bad reputation for hard handling. Not helpful.
Usefulness Rating: 2.875 out of 5.
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