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post #1 of 3 Old 08-04-2011, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Rein Length

I am looking at reins on ebay because they are so much cheaper then through a store and I want to match the bridle I also just bought on ebay and it seems easier to find matching reins then in tack stores.

I have a 16.1HH TB. I was wondering what size reins I should get. I attached a picture of him so you can all see about how big or small his neck is if that helps at all.
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-05-2011, 05:43 AM
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Rein length is down to personal chioce , there are however two things to take into consideration .

1. The reins should be long enough for the rider to be able to ' slip' the reins in the event of a horse tripping , going down a steep bank , jumping downwards etc - the rider should be able to keep a hold of the reins at all times without being yanked forwards.

2. The reins should not be too long - if the reins are too long there is a danger of a riders foot getting caught in the loop formed past the hands .

A rider who is 6'2 and has long legs will be able to have longer reins than a person of 5'2 , even if they are riding the same horse .
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-05-2011, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!! Silly me forgot I had my old bridle in my car with me while I was at work "working" (on the horse forum) so I measured my old reins.

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