English + Mecate Reins

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

English + Mecate Reins

This is a discussion on English + Mecate Reins within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Mecate reina english
  • Mecate in english

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-09-2009, 07:15 PM
English + Mecate Reins

Equals no, right? :P The bridle I was using on Razz got left on a neighbor's trailer after a show. It had a nice full cheek bit on it. I had 3 options: tom thumb, twisted wire(Neither of these were used by any other horse), or a D-ring snaffle, but I had to use mecate reins. That was fine.. except that they were the 12 foot long ones and I was riding English. So here I am, trying to figure out what to do with the lead rope portion.. I ended up holding it as 2nd reins and keeping a fairly loose rein so I could steer, but I didn't drop any and let him step in them, especially with us doing so much trotting and cantering.

Has anyone figured out a way to use them with an English saddle, or is it pretty much a no-go? I loved the feel, and Razz does very well with the whippersnapper thing(he was having a little fit and wanting to plant his feet, and I had to use the rope part), but I can just use other means..
Sponsored Links
    08-09-2009, 07:40 PM
There is a way to safely loop the lead end through your belt loops, but I couldn't find a picture. It's really important that it be right, though, so that you aren't dragged should you fall.

I have a grab strap on the front of my English saddle, I think if I used mecate reins I would just loop the lead through the grab strap.
    08-10-2009, 12:11 AM
Do you wear a belt while riding english? If you do, then you can just loop the extra through your belt. You can also tie it around his neck. I will try to find the site where it explains it.

Here it is
Instructions for Knots Used for Tying Lead or Mecate End for Riding

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Draw reins, side reins, chambon, de gogue...please help Duskylove Horse Tack and Equipment 14 07-06-2012 10:22 PM
Foundation Bridle w/ Mecate Reins Moxie Horse Tack and Equipment 9 10-23-2009 01:13 PM
WANTED: Bosal & Mecate Reins lovinTwig Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 07-05-2009 09:20 PM
Wanted: Extra Long English Reins Dartanion Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 03-23-2009 01:06 PM
Split reins or roping reins ddewey Horse Tack and Equipment 1 11-28-2008 10:09 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0