Model: Easy Adjust Side-Reins with Elastic
Category: Training Equipment
Purchase: Purchased from Dover Saddlery for $32.70. They can be found online at www.doversaddlery.com.
Likes: Extremely easy to use and adjust. I have a 3 year old very large warmblood in training. I use these as a warm-up tool to loosen him up and get him round. That way when I get on or my trainer gets on the horse is ready and yielding to the bit. Other grooms have told me that they have used other side reins and keep coming back to these.
Dislikes: Can't find a thing wrong... Just a cautionary word re: use of side reins. Be sure to not tighten them down too much or you can create other problems.
Quality: Made of nylon and elastic. Uses D rings for the adjust. Nice and pliable. Strong enough for the job. Use them 3-4 times a week. No real sign of wear.
Summary: Side reins IMHO are a "must have" for a young horse in training. I lunge him using his bridle and lunge line first to loosen him up, then put the side-reins on. I'm mindful not to cinch him down too tight. Knowing where to set it is important. One of the items I can't live without. Highly recommended.
Usefulness Rating: 2.7 out of 5.
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