Since I have a reiner, someone suggested I actually DO the reining thing and put sliders on my horse.
So I did.
It's a whole neeeeeeeewwwww wooooooooooorld!!!!!
We just got the shoes on March 8th and we've had limited rides since then because 6 days were spent on a work trip.
Our trainer/farrier spent a few hours with us after the shoeing to make sure we felt comfortable. He helped us with some exercises for stopping and lead changes. Mostly that day we were lead changing in the corner out of a counter-lope, but today I was able to do a few straight along the long-side, and even a REAL flying change from one circle to the next without him charging or cross-firing (or BOTH!). Still loads of work to do, but there's a glimmer!
So, maybe there's hope for us yet!