What is Ranch Riding?

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Ranch Riding is a scored pattern class.  It is intended to demonstrate the movement and skills that might be required of the working ranch horse as it traces the roots of Western Riding.  Each pattern is a series of maneuvers which will include a Walk, Trot, Extended Trot, Lope, and Gallop.  In addition the patterns may include Stopping, Backing, Spinning, and Reversing Directions. Ranch Riding is fun, simple and welcomes all levels of riders.