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    07-18-2009, 10:11 PM
  #1
Foal
Does this work?

This is a dumb question, but can you use english type reins (not spilt reins) with a western headstall and bit?
I assume you can but i've never really seen it.

Thanks.
     
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    07-18-2009, 10:13 PM
  #2
Weanling
Of course you can :) Personally I use a western headstall but ride English.
     
    07-18-2009, 10:13 PM
  #3
Yearling
I would assume so.
     
    07-18-2009, 10:23 PM
  #4
Started
I don't see any more problem with it than riding with barrel reins . The thing to remember is that a lot of western shanked bits are designed for neckreining and can send confusing signals of you try to direct rein with them. If you're using a snaffle, no problems!
     
    07-19-2009, 12:58 AM
  #5
Showing
Yep, you can. I personally really like the roping or sport type reins when I am doing a lot of roping or cow work. If you are thinking of using the actual english reins with the buckle, it might look a little funny but if it works, then who cares. :)
     
    07-19-2009, 09:55 AM
  #6
Foal
I figured you could but people around here just act like "mixing disciplines" is going to end the world. :roll:
     
    07-19-2009, 10:26 AM
  #7
Started
I know what you mean, 1111aqua. My sister fights it by claiming that she rides "Weenglish," . For everyday practice she sits in a western saddle, and the horse wears an English bridle and low port Kimberwicke.
     
    07-19-2009, 10:54 AM
  #8
Yearling
Lol that's kinda what I do ^ =] im kinda adding to this question but can you use english bits on western headstalls? (i use a regular d-ring snaffle)
     
    07-19-2009, 02:19 PM
  #9
Started
Sure you can. Use any type bit you want on any headstall with any reins. Just looks a lil funny but personally I don't care. I bought a couple english headstalls from a friend. They just hook on differently. Bits are bits.. The only problem some english bits headstall ring is too small for some western headstalls. Like the kimberwick for instance. A D or O ring, about any snaffle should work just fine with either type headstall. I currently have a ported curb bit on an english headstall. I just like to not have to switch bits when I want to use something else so I tend to have a lot of bridles set up.
     
    07-19-2009, 06:23 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Come to think of it, I have a lot of mixed disciplens in my tack wardrobe!! Lol.
     

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