Tips for keeping hold of the blooming reins!!!!

siennamiller

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As title really, I start with the right length, and they get longer and longer. She is a superstar, but we did have one run out (felbridge today), which was my fault. I am going to try some continental reins to try to hold the tabs,many other ideas..... Pleease
 

Lolo

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Have you tried marking out where the right place is with electrical tape? It just serves as a visual reminder about rein length that is generally very helpful.
 

siennamiller

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Have got rubber reins, they aren't working, so am going to try the continental ones, do you mean put martingale stops on reins?
 

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Have got rubber reins, they aren't working, so am going to try the continental ones, do you mean put martingale stops on reins?

Yep (the rubber things...) - they're bulky so really stop the reins getting pulled through.
 

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Invest in some rainbow reins. I make all the kids I teach ride with them. They're fab!
 

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i have the same problem as my horse always overjumps massively so i loose them. i bought some of the continental reins (used to have really nice flexible rubber grip ones) and they've made a huge difference. i still occasionally lose my reins but less often and its easier to keep an even rein contact and regain it quickly :)
 

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I have s/j and hunted in continentals for years definitely worth a try .See if you can borrow a pair for a couple of days .If you buy a pair make sure they are SOFT ! Buy the best you can afford ,worth it in the long run .
 

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Im the same! Im forever shortening my reins,especially when jumping as I tend to let go off them to avoid pulling my horses mouth. Since getting woofwear event gloves Iv noticed a marked difference :)
 

siennamiller

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Any glove recommendations? I am currently wearing Rhine gold ones, which seems quite grippy. Tbh I think I just let them slip, it is v annoying!
 

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How big are your hands and what size width reins. I have smallish hands and find adult width reins really bulky (can't ride in rubber ones at all) I have child width continentals and it's is soooo much easier to maintain a rein contact.
So contentials not just because they have the leather mini stops along them but they are much thinner than rubber -

Having been out trying horses to buy in other peoples tack recently it's reminded me why I have them!
 

siennamiller

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I have man hands, they are mahoosive :eek:. Am going to try some of these ideas, plus someone is making me ride without stirrups today :eek::eek:.
 

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I like electrical tape personally. But I have ridden with mailer bridging reins before which do help but hard to say how much as I tend to over shorten mine when jumping my horse and the other horse it was the first time I had jumped her.
 

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Mailer bridging reins. Super simple but I wouldn't jump without them now.
 

SW3

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definitely try knots! I have the same issue and have a pair of jeffries super flexi reins in which I have tied knots. helps a lot - although I fear the reins are sacrificial lambs as there is small chance I'll get the knots out now!
 
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