Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
I also love my split reins. They are leather as well, but they are a really nice American handmade braided leather. Super soft latigo leather, if I remember. A guy in MO (now KY) made them and a matching bridle for me. I love them. They are about chapstick thick, which is perfect for my ever-busy hands to cope with, to stop me from constantly messing with my reins. I can't use flat split reins very well, as I tend to fiddle with the flatness, and lose them in my hands. They have nice knots at the bottoms, to give them just the amount of weight needed for comfort and feel for my mare and me. They also have the little braid pieces that make great poppers for her as well! My husband has a pair as well and loves them. They have the smaller sized scissor snaps, and our horses don't seem to be bothered at all by them. I love that the leather is strong enough to use as a true lead rope to tie on the trail.