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    Default Lunging: Fav side reins?

    What's your favorite type of side reins, and, what manufacturer?

    I like the donut, and I really like my Bobby's brand, but they're not cheap.

    looking for alternative ideas.



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    Tory leather side reins with surgical tubing!!! Such a steady and elastic contact!!



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    We prefer sliding sidereins as they are self-correcting when the horse goes above or in front of the contact.
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    I like Vienna reins. They encourage the horse to stretch over its topline and seek contact with the bit. This enables the horse to properly engage from behind and begin to develop the correct muscles.

    I find them to be particularly useful with horses that are unbalanced unless their nose is sticking out, and horses that have been badly ridden.



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    I'd like to get a pair of Vienna reins. Anyone have a good source?



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    With the Viennas, like other auxiliary reins, make sure you do not set them too short. The horse should be able to point his nose a little in front of the vertical.



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    I like vienna reins. Being cheap, I bought shock cord and hard ware from home depot and made my own for less than $15.00 bucks. Using them for not more than 10 minutes a few times a week with my giraffy OTTB. She's starting to get it!!!



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    sliding reins all the way i have stubbens- but don't like them as much as the skyline equine's that i sell at the store now-
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    Triangle reins, from Schneiders. they are like Vienna reins but don't go under the girth. they go from the upper ring to the bit back to the same side of the surgincle.

    Vienna reins are too much downward pull for me, tend to push horses on the forehand.

    I also have a pair of safety side reins from the now closed Tack in the Box. Great quality, traditional side reins but no donut. They have elastic and will break in an accident. Great quality. Wish they were avail. elsewear.



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