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post #1 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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flexi reins?

Has anyone used are is currently riding in flexi reins? Opinions and suggestions helpful thanks

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 08:09 AM
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What do you mean by that? Can you post a pic or a link to the store selling them?

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Like if somebody uses them already can tell me how they find them!..FLEXI REIN
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I swear to you, years ago, I decided I was going to invent just that and cash in on the novice rider/child market. Obviously I never got around to it. And today, I think it's generally a bad idea. You want to be able to control exactly how much pressure you have on your horse's mouth with instantaneous pull and release, and certainly don't want to be at the mercy of slowly stretching elastic.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 12:03 PM
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Interesting! I've never seen them here. I use reins with some "give" in them, so I'm happy. Would be curious to hear if someone had an experience with those you posted.

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yes but because of the elastic it is ment to 'give' to the horses so you arent constantly getting pulled. Friend has a pair so going to borrow them and see what there like(worth a try) and will update you on how it goes:)
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-22-2011, 02:06 PM
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I'm with Bubba on this one. I think elastic would by it's nature cause a "rebound" action that would totally screw up your release and it's timing, which is the most important tool you have in communication with your horse.
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