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post #1 of 6 Old 01-19-2010, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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English reins today..... SUCK.

I'm so sick of english reins.... My favorite of the sucky reins is the web reins but what ever happened to plain smooth well oiled 1/2" leather reins (essentially curb reins) that DON"T have stops. I hate rubber reins.. I hate laced reins.... I dislike webbed reins.

The only plain leather reins I can find are "western" ya know with all the different kinds of snaps... does anyone know where I can get supple plain leather reins in "english" colors and styles?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-20-2010, 01:11 AM
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Billy Royal Harness Leather Reins Buckle Ends 5/8"
These look like good quality and the buckle ends are what I have seen on most english reins. However, I don't know if these are english style or split.

ShowStopperTack.com: Flat English Show Reins - 21800
These look similar to what you are looking for but I don't know how good a quality they are.

That is all that yahoo came up with.

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I'm so sick of english reins.... My favorite of the sucky reins is the web reins but what ever happened to plain smooth well oiled 1/2" leather reins (essentially curb reins) that DON"T have stops. I hate rubber reins.. I hate laced reins.... I dislike webbed reins.

The only plain leather reins I can find are "western" ya know with all the different kinds of snaps... does anyone know where I can get supple plain leather reins in "english" colors and styles?
Actually, I have a pair for sale at the tack store I work at. They're as wide as a normal rein, but are jut plain leather, no stops, no webbing, just plain leather. They're made by Cal-Tack, and are great quality. Let me know if you'd like more information.


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I know I sound crazy... but I like the heaviness of leather reins. I can let my reins loose and still communicate effectively! They don't tangle or twist as bad.. I don't know if its just me but when I'm asking a horse to stretch downward I like the reins to flow smoothly through my hands.

Yes JDI I would like some more information! What color are they? I'm looking for brown and black.

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The pair in the store are Havanna brown, but I'm sure you can order any color from him directly. It looks like he's just setting up a website, but I can PM you his contact info if you'd like. I can call him tomorrow and see if he has an email address so you two can be in contact.
Nutty Saddler might be a good bet too - his work looks just fantastic!


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