Draw reins and side reins- help needed
I have an Arab x Quarter Horse cross large pony that I mainly do jumpers on. He has had a ewe neck ever since we rescued him and constantly holds his head up, which only makes it worse. I plan on getting both draw reins and side reins for him and using each a couple times a week in hopes of encouraging him to bring him head down. I would love some advice on which type of side reins you prefer- elastic or leather- and why, and also if you prefer cotton webbed draw reins or leather. I would think the elastic would encourage my pony to stretch into it a little better, but I've heard leather is preferred since it isn't as bulky and will hold up longer. I plan on using them often, so which would be a better choice? I cannot spend very much on either, I don't want to spend over $50 for each. Thanks, and links to products are ALWAYS appreicated!
ETA: Also, what is your opinion on using a neck stretcher vs. draw reins when riding, and vienna reins vs. side reins when lunging?