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    06-26-2008, 12:19 PM
Western Rein Length -- Help!

How long should reins be in western?
I'm looking for a pair of split reins and just wonder how much extra you should have. Its a huge stocky mare with a big neck that these are for and I was wondering if 7' 5" would be big enough?
What size do you guys ride with?
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    06-26-2008, 12:45 PM
I'm not coordinated enough to use split reins I get the dropsies and they end up on the ground. I like barrel racing reins. For show I'm not sure if there is a regulation length.
    06-26-2008, 02:37 PM
I like barrel reins too. But these are a gift and he likes then split so he can tie them or have them split...but I need to make sure they're long enough because his horse is enormous.
    06-26-2008, 02:54 PM
I like an 8' pair of split reins The horses I've owned ranged from a 14.3h stocky cow horse to a 17h paint. I use the same reins on all of them and never have they gotten in the way or stepped on.

7'6" is the minimum size I would ever use. Just a personal thing.
    06-26-2008, 03:04 PM
When your riding a big horse how much extra rein do you usually have?
Thanks for your help. =]
    06-26-2008, 03:47 PM
Originally Posted by cowgirl4jesus94
When your riding a big horse how much extra rein do you usually have?
Thanks for your help. =]
On a 17h paint I have plenty rein to cross them in from of me. Goodness girl, how big is your horse?
    06-26-2008, 03:54 PM
A little over 16hh and super stocky with a this head and neck. Lol. I just don't want to give him too small of reins.
Sorry for all the questions and thanks a heap for your help! :)
    06-26-2008, 07:16 PM
We use 7' reins with our stocky Paints and there is plenty to spare.
    06-26-2008, 09:20 PM
I I prefer the barrel reins myself. I would think that 8' reins would be safe.
    06-30-2008, 10:34 PM
Green Broke
I would get 8' because if they have the low WP head set even on not so stock horses there is hardly any excess w/ 7' reins

Odd, question, but is that a mule in your pic?

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