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    06-24-2011, 04:44 PM
How long are your western reins?

Not split reins, just reins to comfortably hold with one hand and ask for a nice, proper neck rein. I always seem to buy reins that are too long. Just using for arena work and trail riding. If anyone can recommend a specific style or brand I'd appreciate it! Thanks.
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    06-24-2011, 05:10 PM
I have about 20 different sets of reins. I always seem to go back to a pair that I love for trail riding. They are really thin lead ropes tied in a knot. I tied two extra knots in them where they rest in my hands. But they are really long. I like them long though so when my horse reaches down to drink I don't end up in the creek on my head!! I have a set of 8ft reins that I like too but not as much. I think it depends on the length of your horses neck. My favorite reins are on Doc in this picture....You can see the extra knots I tied where I hold them

    06-24-2011, 05:24 PM
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I think the ones I have are about 9' in length..teu have 4 knots so I can choose to either ride with one hand or both. I can ride easily with loose reins, but if I need to I can shorten them to the knots and ride with both hands when the mare I'm riding acts up or 8 can easily lunge her in a smallish circle if she acts up on the ground walking back to the trailer at a show or such.
And like horselvr, I don't have to lean with the horn in my ribs when we go to get a drink in the creek, lol.
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    06-24-2011, 06:38 PM
I ride in heavy rope reins with slobber straps and direct rein. I think my reins are about 8 feet. When I hold them at their loosest they give plenty of slack but I can tighten them in a milisecond if needed, by just sliding one hand down the rope, usually on one side only.
    06-24-2011, 10:17 PM
Thick, yet flexible/soft 8' leather reins. Nothing different all my reins are like that.

Anything shorter or longer is a pain, unless I'm on a really big horse, then I will go up to 9', but it's rare - never less than 8' though no matter how small the horse.
    06-25-2011, 05:05 AM
I use, I believe, 7' nylon split reins, but they're tied because I like them connected, just longer. And the ends come in handy when my mare's being a little jerk.
    06-28-2011, 04:24 PM
Thanks for the varying opinions! I think I'm going to go a little longer with 8' and see how that works.
    06-28-2011, 04:50 PM
I use 8 foot nylon roper reins braided into colors to match my saddle pads.
    06-28-2011, 05:40 PM
8ft, split or solid. The length is very versitle, just as the given examples above.

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