I had an "evaluation" with a new trainer yesterday. She's extremely knowledgable, and seriously "old school" in a cool way. I'll be working with her for a few months while my usual trainer is on maternity leave.
She took a close look at ALL of my tack (yikes), and her main complaint was with my reins. I ride English, in a close contact Stubben saddle, with Stubben braided reins. I've used these for about 10 years. She wants me to get plain reins with rein stops.
Does anybody have a recommendation on these? I'm not sure if she's going to squawk at the rubberized ones (more affordable, for sure), or going to turn her nose up at the web ones.
Any suggestions? I would appreciate some advice.