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PostSubject: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:19 am

What reins does everyone use? I love using continental, dont like the look of them at all. They give me a nice light feel and are not too bulky in my little stumpy hands. Have tried to replace them a few times, but the ones I have seen have big ugly buckles that fasten on the outside. So, have been using some rubber ones a friend has lent me. Not that keen on them really. Continental are not that 'fashionable' now I know.... but they are comfy for me.

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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:26 am

I prefer the flat plain reins but all mine are continental rubber ones

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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:51 am

Rubber mostly but occassionally I use plain leather

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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:07 am

I like plaited reins, rubber (even the narrow ones ) feel quite bulky to me and the plaited reins have just as much grip.

I also like the Continental reins and they are good to help see if you are keeping your hands still and level.
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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:15 pm

have you tied the ones with rubber on the inside only? they are really quite comfy and i think you can get quite narrow ones too Wink
personally my least fave would be plain leather i just always find them slipping through my hands and i hate them in the rain on a plus point they are much easier to clean Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:22 pm

I got a pair of those half coated leather/ rubber ones once, they weren't cheap, but, all the bonding between the 2 pieces came away Shocked was really disappointed with them.

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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:30 pm

oow err what make were they toad? i had mine for years and they were really good. i think they were field house???? let them go when i sold my horse!
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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:42 pm

Erm... I think they were Eldonion ? spelling..

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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:06 pm

I like continental reins, but use rubber ones for hunting.

I have had the 1/2 rubber ones, mine were jeffries (I think) and the 1/2 rubber did wear out, but they were ridden in pretty much daily for at least a couple of years.
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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:51 am

i use rubber mainly i find them very comfy
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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:54 am

Whatever happens to be attached to the relevant bridle!!!! Actually I think mine are all rubber and they're good because they stop me being hard with my hands, as I don't like wearing gloves when I ride. I have to use long reins with Jay though as he likes to have his head when cantering....IF I can get a half decent canter!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:50 pm

i hate rubber reins!! Mad really really hate them! they are sooooo darn thick & usually too short too.

i used to have plaited cord reins i adored them but no-one sells them in UK? i have got some which were sold as western but they are way to fat for my hands so............

i use a pair of nice soft leadreins with good clips at teh bit end & knotted together on saltie, i can get a good grip, they dont slip, and are long enough so she can have a nibble on a grass verge without me needing to lean forward, our hacks tend to be very gentle as we are both old bats now,
the added advantage is if i need to tie her up i can unclip from the bit and use on the headcollar part of her bridle, she has the type you can use as a headcollar if you detach the bit, you see.

our tack is a bit eccentric being a synthetic western with the leg things removed, worn with a synthetic 'english' style bridle with a gentle snaffle and no martingale, i ride the normal english way but with a loose rein - i find the western saddle is as nice for a deep seat as any straight cut /dressage english but its a lot lighter & the spread of rider weight is better for an old mares back, a typical western transmits less pressure per sq inch than a trad' english saddle does.

& its a darn sight easier to keep it clean!! Laughing cheers bye
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PostSubject: Re: What reins?   Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:19 am

That sounds good salee. Smile

I use a thin pair of rubber reins, cant be doing with plain leather, too slippy and other sorts make my hands sore, even with gloves. I think its just what i am used to. When i schooled polo ponies i asked for one pair to be rubber and one pair to be plain leather, this made life easier for me when we did fast work, but i cant remember which pair went where. Embarassed
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