Thanks for the responses. I did see several options on the Dover site, but wondering which has the softer feel... Anyone have a preference for web over leather or vice versa?
I ride in the hunter style, but have recently begun with a trainer who draws a great deal from both dressage and natural horsemanship. She requested the longer reins, particularly for encouraging Mojo to stretch his head down towards the ground, rounding and stretching his back as a warmup... My present reins seem shorter even than "normal." They have very little "bight," or extra loop, at all hanging down--buckle is almost at his withers.
So, any suggestions? Do the leather feel the most kind to the hands... My present short ones are web with rubber laced through--kinda rough, and I really dislike wearing gloves unless it's very cold!