By Tara ChristiansenThe American Quarter Horse JournalJuly 7, 2012
Riding Who Could Be Smarter, NRCHA's T.C. Scheer of Sumrall, Mississippi, posted the highest rein work score - a 217. (Tara Christiansen photo) View more photos in the slide show below.
After some troubles out of the herd and in the steer stopping, Thomas "T.C." Scheer needed redemption, and his high rein work score did just that.
The Sumrall, Mississippi, trainer, riding for the National Reined Cow Horse Association, threw down a score of 217, taking the rein work. Riding Who Could Be Smarter, a 9-year-old sorrel gelding owned by Barbara Biddix of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, T.C. had marked a 202 out of the herd and had a no score in steer stopping.
Also making strong showings in the rein work were NRCHA's Dustin Rogers on Skeets Nicker and the National Cutting Horse Association's Adan Banuelos on MH Boon In My Blood, both with scores of 215.5.
Adan has a strong lead going into the fence work. With a total on three of 657.5, Adan's next closest competitor is AQHA's Tripp Townsend on Sixes Sixgun with a composite score of 629.5.
To see the rein work scores and to view photos from the event, watch the slide show below, brought to you by The American Quarter Horse Journal.
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