Originally Posted by beachluvr
I ride western but with a crop for some helpful cues. Would like to switch to macate reins but am a little nervous about the transition. I love the idea of not holding something and having a "tie up" option also while trail riding.
You've gotten some great advice so far, but I'm curious as to what the crop and reins have to do with one another. Just a little confused. If you have to use a crop, you need to look at the reason why and work on that, instead of changing equipment. It's a training issue, not an equipment issue.