Originally Posted by waresbear
I "gifted" myself with an expensive show headstall last year, $300, so I must get my money's worth out it. I am pretty sure the reins won't fit throw the end of that bit, so narrower reins or is there some sort of attachment I need?
OOOh cool, please post a pic!
Traditionally you would attach rein chains and a set of romel reins.
You can see in the pictures how the rein chains attach, and also so how the ends of the reins attach to the chains. We put little thongs of leather for connectors so the reins can be taken on and off easily. And sometimes the ends of the rein chains won't allow for the diameter of the reins.
Also this handy when you are not using the setup then you can take the reins off and hang them properly. Depending on the length of the chains and reins if you were to leave them on for any length of time, it would kink up your rawhide. Or if you don't take them off you can hang the bridle upside down from the reins and that keeps them nice and straight.