Odd length bridle reins - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,065
• Horses: 24
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.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 11:46 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
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?
free_sprtd is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 02:20 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by free_sprtd View Post
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.

Appyt is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 02:23 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
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 ;)
free_sprtd is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 02:57 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
smrobs,

These are only 8' but I haven't found any longer in leather.

Appyt is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,065
• Horses: 24
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

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 05:31 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
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.

Appyt is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,065
• Horses: 24
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. :)

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 09:12 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
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.

Appyt is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 01-24-2009, 09:53 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
I took a look at Ebay for driving lines. See if one of these would fit your needs.

11' lines

9' lines

Appyt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Draw reins, side reins, chambon, de gogue...please help Duskylove Horse Tack and Equipment 14 07-06-2012 10:22 PM
Stirrup Length mysnafflebit Western Riding 17 12-07-2008 04:36 PM
Split reins or roping reins ddewey Horse Tack and Equipment 1 11-28-2008 10:09 AM
Girth length? amightytarzan5 Horse Tack and Equipment 2 04-13-2008 09:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome