I just bought a pair of Reinsman Sharon Camarillo competition reins just like these:
Competition Rein | Reinsman
Can anyone tell me what the small slots are for, that these reins are shown tied together with in the photo in the link above? (you will need to enlarge the photo)
I don't mean the reins stops, I know what they are, but I can't figure out why they would take a good set of reins and punch these funny holes in them just so they can tie them together in the photo? Surely there must be a good reason for the holes? The only thing I can think of is that it has something to do with the use of the rein stops. Any ideas?
I just bought them for trail riding (they are nice and long and great quality leather, and I got them super cheap) so I will just ignore those funny slots, but I am curious what they are there for???