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  • How to stop my reins from swinging back and forth when i ride
  • Horsehair mecate reins

 
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    05-16-2011, 05:29 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by mls    
Hard to work a horse off leg pressure when you have split reins?

I trail ride in either. I prefer gaming/roping reins for novices so that they don't drop a rein. But I view trails as another opportunity to school my horse. Open areas we may do some lope circles. Much easier to isolate his shoulders or hips if I can manually move them with my legs and reins.

No, but I usually set my reins on the horses neck, and my split reins always fall.
     
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    05-16-2011, 05:47 PM
  #22
Green Broke
I ride English so I always ride with reins that are joined together.

Just to give the rest of you a headache I used to normaly hack stan out in a double bridle and was absolutly fine despite haveing to fiddle with saddle bags, water, taking off or putting on waterproofs or jumpers.

This was normal attire for us when hacking out on short rides
     
    05-16-2011, 07:26 PM
  #23
Showing
I was riding a colt which I had dismounted from to swing a big gate open. Each rein was attached to the bit with a scissor clip. As I went to gather my reins one clip let go. I gently reached for the other and it too let go. Colt saw the open gate and took off. He demonstrated his cutting skills with a half dozen heifers. When he tired of his game he came back to me. I have never ridden with scissor snaps since them.
     
    05-16-2011, 08:53 PM
  #24
Weanling
What are mecate reins?
     
    05-16-2011, 09:18 PM
  #25
Showing
Mecate reins are the long rope reins that are usually attached to the bit via slobber straps.
Mecate Reins
     
    05-16-2011, 09:19 PM
  #26
Weanling
Ah...ok. They look so bulky..
     
    05-16-2011, 09:34 PM
  #27
Showing
Lots of people like them. I thoroughly don't. IMHO, they make the bit feel unbalanced and if you leave the reins even a bit too long, there is too much motion in the reins. Most of my horses have a nice, head-bobbing walk and mecate reins get to swinging back and forth, so I have to pick them up shorter than I like just to keep them from swinging so much.
     
    05-16-2011, 10:22 PM
  #28
Foal
Here are my Mecate reins. They are made of horse hair. The tail end is nice so you can lead...never tie....your horse when stopping for a gate, natures call, leg stretch...

     
    05-17-2011, 09:21 PM
  #29
Yearling
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Originally Posted by raywonk    
I ride with split reins on my horses cause the ones conected are never long enough.
^^ that, and because they're just easier for me. If I get off and want to lead my horse, I don't want to have to pull they reins up over my horses head. And equally (because I often get off and walk my horse on long trail rides to stretch my legs.) I want to be able to just grab the rein and jump back on without having to loop the reins up over my horses head again.
..and sometimes I use the end of the split rein to swat flies from my horse.
     

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