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        05-18-2010, 02:51 PM
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    Weanling
    Can someone explain to me

    What draw reins are used for? Can you provide me with a correct example of how they are supposed to be used?

    There are a few people at my stable that sometimes hack in them, but to me, it doesn't look correct. I just see a bunch of horses travelling around on their forehand with their heads tucked in.

    Please! Someone enlighten me!
         
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        05-18-2010, 05:13 PM
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    Foal
    To the best of my knowledge, it's a training aid. This is the best I found on it.

    Using Draw Reins and Side Reins

    Draw reins and running reins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    HTH!
         
        05-19-2010, 12:34 AM
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    Green Broke
    This is a really great article on Draw Reins:
    ::: Sustainable Dressage - Tack & Auxillary Equipment - Gadgets & Auxiliary Equpiment :::
         
        05-20-2010, 12:09 AM
      #4
    Trained
    It's a useless gadget in my opinion. If a horse is truly coming through from behind, it becomes light on the forehand and the head does not need to be held in position by a piece of unforgiving leather. I hate those things...can you tell? (hee hee) If I see someone using draw reins, I have no choice but to assume front to back riding.
         
        05-20-2010, 12:17 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    ^ I disagree, I have seen many people use the for other things rather then keeping a horses head down constantly, haha a gadget with many uses!
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