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post #1 of 28 Old 01-14-2012, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question What Do You Use?

I have always used the braided barrel reins made from the parachute cords but have noticed the few that use braided leather barrel reins.

A friend of mine recently bought a pair of leather reins and I am itching to get me a pair, maybe it really has to do with the classier look of the leather reins but I like them a lot. I also like the way they feel.


Who all uses what and why?

I would love to hear any ones personal pros and cons to both.

They only negative thing I can say about the parachute cord barrel reins is that some that I have had get very slick or very sticky feeling when they get wet with water and/or sweat.
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The braided reins, mainly because a few years ago when I switched colors the reins that matched were braided and now I've come to like them the best. Used to I had rope reins like lead rope material that's what my mom prefers. I have a pair of really nice braided reins that I wash on occasion. My reins are flat braided too. My only issue with them is they stretch.
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i use braided barrel reins too, mostly because of the color options but also because i find the grip better. (: also the washing option can take them from drab to fabulous.
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I like heavy training split reins. But I did just buy some braided barrel racing reins....

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Braided Barrel Races, just them in training, breaking horses and trail riding.

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The braided reins, mainly because a few years ago when I switched colors the reins that matched were braided and now I've come to like them the best. Used to I had rope reins like lead rope material that's what my mom prefers. I have a pair of really nice braided reins that I wash on occasion. My reins are flat braided too. My only issue with them is they stretch.
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i use braided barrel reins too, mostly because of the color options but also because i find the grip better. (: also the washing option can take them from drab to fabulous.
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Braided Barrel Races, just them in training, breaking horses and trail riding.
I am assuming you all are referring to the braided parachute cord reins, not the leather, correct?
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I am assuming you all are referring to the braided parachute cord reins, not the leather, correct?
that's what I am referring too!
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I use these from Weaver leather:



They were pretty cheap, and I only barrel race at county fairs, but they work well for me.
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Yes the braided cords. Preferably from disco tack where mine came from
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Yes the braided cords. Preferably from disco tack where mine came from
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I got a pair from them before and they were beautiful! but after a few uses they had faded but they have held up very well and I still use them.
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