A. Any one of the nine POAC-approved reining patterns may be used and is to be selected by the judge or Show Committee and used by all contestants in the class. Exception: Eight & Under must use Pattern 5.
B. Each contestant will perform the required pattern individually and separately. To rein a pony is not only to guide him, but also to control his every movement. The best reined pony should be willingly guided or controlled with little or no apparent resistance and dictated to completely.