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post #1 of 8 Old 07-02-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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broken reins :(

Yesterday my mom was riding kalypso out on the grass. So when she went to get off of him,he doved down to eat the grass. The reins slipped down his neck and he (i guess)stepped on them. So mom went to pull them up and the reins broke. :(

http://meisterider.com/images/Flat%2...er%20Reins.JPG


See in the picture where the metal hook is? That's what broke off. So my question is...can the rein be fixed? If so,where? Or how? I was thinking the shoe maker..but mom said no because they don't have any metal hooks for shoes. :P so what should I do??

For the time being I have spare reins that im using. They don't really match the bridle. Which is fine because im not going to any horse shows.


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post #2 of 8 Old 07-02-2012, 09:16 PM
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Sry I don't think they would be able to fix it. I would just buy a new pair. I know Horse.com or statelinetack.com have pretty cheap reins. Also a bunch of people on here have reins for sale.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-03-2012, 05:30 PM
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Look around your area for a harness/saddle shop, or at last resort, just take them to the shoe repair place - you won't know until you try, and even if they can't, they might be able to point you to another place that can.
Even if they don't have the hooks, they might be able to convert them to a waterloop rein, or another similar style that doesn't require a hook.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-03-2012, 07:00 PM
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I believe any shoe repair or other leather shop would be able to fix those. The hooks are available for purchase and you could even go to a Tandy leather shop or other type and buy a needle and the thread, order a hook and repair them yourself.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-03-2012, 07:18 PM
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Tandy doesn't carry rein hooks. Take the rein and the bit you are using and ask the shoemaker to stitch the rein on. It won't be interchangeable but it's a fix. He can likely do it so it's not even noticeable.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-04-2012, 05:50 AM
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Unless the hook-stud shank has broken off cleanly you'll probably need the leather chape replaced. Easy job for a saddler but it's best handstitched back on - less likely to weaken the fixed loops - and in my experience shoe repairers can't (or won't).

The other thing to bear in mind is quality. If they were cheap reins a repair is often uneconomic.

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-04-2012, 07:44 AM
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Had the exact same break when Harley Horse tried to lay down and roll on me (the little firecracker also got up bucking ...). And I can tell you that it is
-much- more economical to just get some new reins.

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Tandy doesn't carry rein hooks. Take the rein and the bit you are using and ask the shoemaker to stitch the rein on. It won't be interchangeable but it's a fix. He can likely do it so it's not even noticeable.
The Tandy store in my area does, but I think the owner carries more than just their brand.

I think it's worth trying to fix. Not only to have the reins you want again, but also an easy project to start developing your repair skills on.
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