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    Default Spin off: difference between draw reins and side reins?

    Simple Question, what is the difference and at what point do you use one over the other?
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    For me its basically when necessary to use something like that- ride with draw reins, lunge with side reins.



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    Although you CAN lunge with draw reins, but never ride with side reins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriep View Post
    Although you CAN lunge with draw reins, but never ride with side reins!
    why not??
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    Side reins are "fixed" whereas draw reins can be released by the rider. You never want to ride where a horses head is "fixed" if something happens you cannot release the head for them to regain balance among other things. Side reins are meant as a tool for lunging, you CAN ride on the LUNGE doing exercises etc with them but not independantly



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    When I lunge I use sidereins so my horse knows it's not just play time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shawneeAcres View Post
    Side reins are "fixed" whereas draw reins can be released by the rider. You never want to ride where a horses head is "fixed" if something happens you cannot release the head for them to regain balance among other things. Side reins are meant as a tool for lunging, you CAN ride on the LUNGE doing exercises etc with them but not independantly
    That makes sense, I have never used a pair so I never thought of that! I have used draw reins with my green pony EONS ago ( I was about 15 I think) and only for a day or so until he "got it".
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