Bud Lyon believes learning the difference between a patterned reining horse and a broke reiner with superb steering skills can be the key to higher scores in the show pen. • Photo by Kate Bradley Byars.

Assessing a Horse’s Steering Situation with Trainer Bud Lyon (Part 1)

Reining trainer Bud Lyon believes horses need a solid understanding of rein pressure and responsive steering. In this three-part series, he breaks down how he achieves it.