Draw-reins: Are they a "thing" or added for rhetorical flourish?
In my "lack of depth..." thread, some people said dressage trainers were rigging horses/clients up with drawreins and calling it good.
Really? Does that happen?
I haven't *ever* had a dressage trainer use draw reins. I have used them on hunters I was hacking for someone else (but took 'em off and put on spurs).
Not only can I *not* think of very many uses for drawreins in hunter world, but I can't imagine *any* in dressage world.
Thinking back to the long, behind-the-leg hunter I was asked to ride in drawreins, I don't think I'd want that contact and feel in a dressage horse, ever.
Can you guys explain? Where are you seeing actual draw rein use as opposed to talk of lyin' cheatin' gadgetry?