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    01-20-2012, 05:25 PM
I know I already said this in another post to you, but please do not put your reins behind your saddle horn it can he fey dangerous.
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    01-22-2012, 03:15 PM
Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
I know I already said this in another post to you, but please do not put your reins behind your saddle horn it can he fey dangerous.
Hey, I've heard this before but I just couldn't figure out why! I'm not saying your wrong I'm just wondering lol!
    01-22-2012, 03:26 PM
Originally Posted by dynamite.    
Hey, I've heard this before but I just couldn't figure out why! I'm not saying your wrong I'm just wondering lol!
Kind of easy to figure out if you just think about it.
Say the horse spooks and can not have his head, you could end up with a nasty mouth injury or if your lucky just a broken saddle, and bless you if you are on if this happens.

I have seen this happen before and sadly the ending was much worse, the horse had to be put down because of the owners stupidity.

I do not believe it is okay to do, not even for a sec.
    01-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Either one.

The best way for you to make a decision is probably to try out the leather ones. I prefer to race in nylon braided reins for one reason, they don't slip out of my hands. When I am at home riding I prefer to train and work in split leather reins. I don't run my horses hard and fast at home, so it's a nice switch up. Hope this helps.
    01-22-2012, 06:13 PM
I use a pair of braided leather reins. I really like them, as long as they don't get too much sweat on them, then they get too sticky for me.
    01-25-2012, 01:32 PM

I like to use a set of reins I got with a martingale set through Martha Josey. They are a flat para-chord type material on the bottle that allows the used of a martingale (small rings) and then up by where you hold they go from flat to round with knots. I like the knots because it is a focus point to making sure I have the correct hand position when running. Everyone is different with different preferences, but one of my worst habits is going down to the inside rein and getting too much rein, so the knots help that focal point.
    01-26-2012, 07:52 PM
I used to buy the braided barrel reins. The only thing I hated with them was the way that they would stretch! They clean very nicely though! I have also used the braided leather reins. The problem I have with those is that my horse sweats on her neck and the reins get really slippery! Now I make my own reins out of paracord. If you wave them tight enough they won't stretch and you can choose any colors!
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    02-29-2012, 02:22 PM
I prefer the braided nylon reins, as they have the best grip. I used the leather reins but my hands are always getting clammy so the reins would always slip through my grip.

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