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    06-08-2009, 06:22 PM
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Foal
Need Longer Dressage Reins--Suggestions?

Mojo has a long neck, and I need longer reins than the ones I have. I definitely want the stops, and I would really like them to be soft and easy on the hands. Web or leather is not an issue, just soft... Does anyone have any advice? I thought there would be more to choose from as so many dressage riders seem to have warmbloods... (Mo is a TB, but he does have a longer-size neck). Thanks everybody!
     
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    06-08-2009, 07:03 PM
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Weanling
Try looking at dover saddlery online.
     
    06-08-2009, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mojo7777    
Mojo has a long neck, and I need longer reins than the ones I have. I definitely want the stops, and I would really like them to be soft and easy on the hands. Web or leather is not an issue, just soft... Does anyone have any advice? I thought there would be more to choose from as so many dressage riders seem to have warmbloods... (Mo is a TB, but he does have a longer-size neck). Thanks everybody!
If you are riding him like the head is perched out on the end of a long stick pole then you are not riding correct dressage.

I have seen some very long necks and if the regular sized reins are bein used correctly I haven't seen any that are too short.
     
    06-08-2009, 10:23 PM
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Foal
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!
     

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