I am leasing a horse and I use the owners tack. Western tack. The reins on both bridles are thick.. almost like a rope and short, the end tied in a knot.
I remember my dressage reins being much thinner and a lot LONGER...
I am so tempted to just buy some english closed reins and stick them on! I guess I don't see why I couldn't???
I think western split reins are longish as well but they don't seem appealing to me.
I wonder if anyone else out there mixes tack from discilines?? I love the western saddle it's super comfy for trail rides, though!