Side reins - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Question Side reins

My trainer suggested I invest in a good pair of side reins (with a donut) and a surcingle. Anyone have any tips on how to spot a good set?

I don't want the priciest thing out there, but I certainly don't want to buy something crappy that will fall apart in a week either!

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:01 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 5,695
• Horses: 3
i always use side reins made with leather peices that will break in case of an accident over the ones that are all nylon. after that i just go for the cheapest i can find =]

Gypsy & Scout <3
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
gypsygirl is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Good advice!

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:13 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
I use nylon ones without a suricingle (donut) but that has an elastic piece up by their head. I have found that those are the most adjustable and comfortable for them.

mine look exactly like this (the longer pieces are just the ends of the others, which have the elastic on them): http://www.horsetackco.com/images/sidereinscrump.gif

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:17 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
I have a pair of Nylon Side Reins, with a rubber donught. Mine also have those clips to allow you to lengthen or shorten without having to use buckles.

Dover's Easy-Adjust Side Reins With Donut - Dover Saddlery.

MIEventer is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 01-15-2010, 08:45 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 154
• Horses: 1
I have a pair of Bobby's Tack side reins. They are leather with the donut, and they are very nice quality. If I remember correctly, I paid right around $50.00 for them. Very pleased.

As far as a surcingle, I have one that I purchased from Dover and really like that as well. I use a surcingle pad with it, and that I purchased from Dressage Extensions. I used to use baby pads or a simple a/p pad under the surcingle but found that they shifted too much for my liking....the surcingle pad stays in place.

If you are interested in a quality lunging cavesson, Dressage Extensions carries one that is soooo nice (yes, i have that as well....lol). I can get the item # if you're interested.

Hope that helps.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched....they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
Polaris is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 01-15-2010, 10:10 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Posts: 1,903
• Horses: 3
I have this surcingle from Dover:
Dover's Training Surcingle - Dover Saddlery.

Love it! But they run big in my experience. I have a 1000lb TB mare and a 1100lb QH gelding and the horse size was too large for both of them. But it was easily fixed bu punching more holes in the billets.

-Melanie
Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina
My Beau is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 01-15-2010, 09:32 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 285
• Horses: 0
I've heard the rubber donuts can harden and crack in two in the winter. I would go with the elastic ones.
Romantic Lyric is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 01-15-2010, 09:48 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Posts: 3,028
• Horses: 3
yeah, I had a pair with a donut in them that completely fell apart. That's why I love the elastic. They've lasted for years now.

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
eventerdrew is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 01-15-2010, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Thanks everyone!! What about this for a surcingle?

Fleece Lined Surcingle - Dover Saddlery.

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand 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 11:22 PM
Side reins? Wallaby Horse Tack and Equipment 0 08-20-2009 10:59 PM
Side Reins? steph Horse Tack and Equipment 3 09-08-2008 11:29 PM
Side Reins appylover31803 Horse Training 24 02-04-2008 07:12 PM

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