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        05-07-2014, 02:23 PM
      #11
    Showing
    I'm with CowChick and breakable. I don't like snaps on my reins. I am very particular about the "feel" of the horse's mouth in my hands via the reins...and the feel of my hands in the horse's mouth via the reins. Snaps that are constantly clicking around on the bit can interrupt that feel for both of us and then I don't get the results I want.

    However, most average riders don't have the level of feel and don't ride horses with sensitive enough mouths to really notice the difference between the two.

    Me, I just buy enough reins that I never change them off the bits unless they get broken or worn out. If I did need to change reins all the time, I would go with some form of leather quick change like this...




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        05-07-2014, 02:32 PM
      #12
    Trained
    I'll admit to being tempted by the quick change reins. I like that design in a bridle. But with MY hands, I'd be blowing smoke up y'alls butts if I said it would make much difference. If Mia wasn't a forgiving horse, we'd have more trouble than we already do...
         
        05-07-2014, 09:55 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Julie Goodnight sells a non-metal bit-to-rein connector. It's a rope clip.

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        05-07-2014, 10:51 PM
      #14
    Showing
    ^^It looks like those are more geared toward yacht rope reins rather than leather ones. They are more of a string alternative to leather slobber straps.
         
        05-07-2014, 11:15 PM
      #15
    Started
    I used to use them until I've rein came unclipped at a crucial moment. Luckily my trainer was riding my horse so she kept her cool and did a one rein stop.

    Haven't used snaps since.
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