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    01-21-2009, 10:36 PM
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Showing
Question Odd length bridle reins

Does anyone know where I can get some bridle reins that are odd lengths. I am looking for western style split reins made from harness leather with water-tie ends. I am looking for 10 feet and longer. I would also like to know if anyone knows of anywhere that tack quality leather can be bought in bulk because I like to make my own tack to fit my horse. Preferable widths are 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch. Thank you for your help.
     
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    01-21-2009, 11:46 PM
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Green Broke
I might have some reins I just bought that are way way way too long for what im doing. I can barely carry them all lol. They're white braided. I think they are 10-12' with leather at both ends. If you are interested, I'll post a pic. I bought them at my local tack store. I don't know where you could find some in your area except for online or at the tack shops?
     
    01-24-2009, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by free_sprtd    
I might have some reins I just bought that are way way way too long for what im doing. I can barely carry them all lol. They're white braided. I think they are 10-12' with leather at both ends. If you are interested, I'll post a pic. I bought them at my local tack store. I don't know where you could find some in your area except for online or at the tack shops?
If she isn't I may be.
     
    01-24-2009, 02:23 PM
  #4
Green Broke
OK, Well, Ill take a pic today when I go out there and measure them for sure. They're just too much for me to handle lol. IF no ones interested, it's not biggy, I just have to go get shorter ones and add those to my growing abundance of tack ;)
     
    01-24-2009, 02:57 PM
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Smrobs,

These are only 8' but I haven't found any longer in leather.
     
    01-24-2009, 03:50 PM
  #6
Showing
Yeah, I talked to a saddle maker and he said that leather cannot be made into lengths longer than 8 feet without stitching 2 pieces together because cowhides are only about 8 feet long. I guess I should have known that but I was just hoping. Free_sprtd, I would be interested if you are wanting to get rid of the ones that you have. I think that I will have to settle for something that is not leather and I really need some that are long for Big John. 8 foot reins on him only leave me about 2 1/2 or 3 feet of extra. LOL
     
    01-24-2009, 05:31 PM
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The reins I realy love are made of yacht braid. You can cut them to the length you want if you buy it off the roll. But, I like the 22' macate reins. You can adjust how long you want your rein<it will be a roping/round rein> then the rest is loose like a lead, you can use it for a spanker if you put a popper on the end. Just a thought.
     
    01-24-2009, 05:37 PM
  #8
Showing
I have the Mecate reins that I use on him right now but soon, I will be getting a curb bit for him and curbs and mecates don't really go together. LOL. I really prefer the split reins unless I will be roping on the horse. I don't think he would make much of a roping horse, he moves too slow. :)
     
    01-24-2009, 09:12 PM
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That makes sense. What about using a rein chain. I'm sure you've thought of that too. OOOOOOOOOOOOH, what about driving reins? You could cut those down to suit.
     
    01-24-2009, 09:53 PM
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Started
I took a look at Ebay for driving lines. See if one of these would fit your needs.

11' lines

9' lines
     

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