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post #1 of 15 Old 10-30-2008, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Horsehair Reins

I love using these! They can come in any color and it is a great way to use horsehair. A friend of mine had a show pair made out of the hair from a tail of a horse that she had to put down. It was a great way to remember him, I think. I think they are really nice to use (comfy in your hands) I havent even needed to use gloves with them. I have them in mecates with the slobber straps. Does anyone else have experience with these kinds of reins? Do you like them? Or not?

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-30-2008, 10:28 PM
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What the heck!! I have never heard of them I NEED PICTURES PLEASE!!! What a great thing to do for rememberence!!
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I have never heard anything but great reviews on horse hair reins...however...they are costly and I have never owned any.

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post #4 of 15 Old 10-31-2008, 10:42 AM
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I've had a pair and sold them some years ago. I can't remember which is more comfortable, mane or tail. The better one will break in and become soft to handle and the other one doesn't - I had the one that didn't and I had to use gloves. Hated them but would like to try the other kind if I can remember which one that is!

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I have never heard anything but great reviews on horse hair reins...however...they are costly and I have never owned any.
Yeah, some of them are expensive. I got mine where they were barely used, and they were asking fifty for them but I got them down to twenty five. They were a steal. I heard that they are good for neck reining training, but I have never tried that. They last forever, though. That's a plus. I hope mine last forever lol

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What the heck!! I have never heard of them I NEED PICTURES PLEASE!!! What a great thing to do for rememberence!!
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Here is a site about them. Google it and you can find more about them.

www.mecates.com

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I agree with iride: I've seen them in local store and they were very stiff. Didn't feel good on hands. So I just go with nice soft leather ones...
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I've had a pair and sold them some years ago. I can't remember which is more comfortable, mane or tail. The better one will break in and become soft to handle and the other one doesn't - I had the one that didn't and I had to use gloves. Hated them but would like to try the other kind if I can remember which one that is!


Bill, I found the answer to your question on the website that was provided.... Here's the page Mane is good, tail is bad.


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Thanks Amy.

(I have a few jokes about bad tail - hair that is ... but this isn't the place - [holds hand out so I can smacked with a ruler])

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I have ridden a bozel with the horse hair reins..i can onlt remember that they were very incomfortable. They are beautiful bbut I did not like using them.....that was 10 years ago and they may have changed by now...but I had to use gloves with them I do not have soft normal chick hands either.

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