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post #1 of 2 Old 06-04-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Getting a horse use to the commands again.

I'm help my friend get his horse back into "shape". In other words we are starting to work her a again. From what i understand she is really rusty on the vertical. I need to know, which is the best length of rein to have, i do not ride split reined.
I like my reins longer, so when we are stopped i can let my horse eat without having to lean up out of the saddle, and sometimes the horn jabbing into to me.
I ride western if that makes any difference. But like i said, i have never measured the reins i use, because i dont own my own horse. I work for people.
Any input is helpful.
Thanks.
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-05-2010, 12:20 AM
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I buy extra long 7' training reins made of cotton and either criss-cross them over his shoulders or tie them at the end. Any gaming/roping reins (continuous rein) are too short in my opinion so I need the split reins that I can tie. Hope this helps.
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