Imagine going top speed on a horse running circles and run-downs at the edge of an arena. Dirt is flying everywhere, you get an adrenaline rush from the thrill of the ride, and your horse is moving at a high rate of speed at 3.9 meters per second. This style of western riding is called reining, where the rider must skillfully execute their horse through a pattern with a high amount of difficulty. A panel of judges, which will be discussed later also, scores the pattern that they complete. Reining is a unique discipline, because the trainer and rider are one in the same. There must be a high level of communication between the horse and rider. In other disciplines, the trainer and rider are usually two different people. There are many hours of dedication and practice in which a trainer will prepare horses for reining competition.