Originally Posted by smrobs
There are some places that sell "sport length" marine rope reins. I think you can get them in 10 ft. And 14 ft. One thought about the extra rein, coil it up and tie it to the front of your saddle using a saddle string. You can tie it around the swells or to the keeper for your excess latigo. Make sure that you use breakable items to tie it up just in case it gets caught on something. This also works well to tie it around their neck if you are in an area where getting caught on something is not a problem. Instructions for Knots Used for Tying Lead or Mecate End for Riding
Oh my gosh, at first I read that twice that you wanted me to tie it around MY neck!
LOL! Then I finally got it right.
That is a FANTATSTIC idea about tying it up to my saddle string! They've always been pretty much useless for me up till now. I have used the back ones occasionally to use as a spanker when I switched out my other extra length mecate reins.
Thanks also for the website, I will be looking into that today.
I am hoping to use the horsehair reins for the most part. I'm going to give it all I have since I don't want to have wasted my money on them. But, if I can't, then yes, I will have to invest in another marine rope set.
Thanks so much, I appreciate your help.