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    Default Rubber reins for showing?

    Is there such a thing? Reins that are rubber or just more grippy, but also suitable for hunter showing?



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    Not a hunter rider, so I don't know about the appropriateness of regular rubber reins for the show ring. However, Beval makes a rubber lined laced rein that is grippier but presents a more traditional appearance.
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    I would think of rubber reins as unconventional in the hunter ring.

    I saw some reins years ago that had rubber lining just on the inside, so the rubber was pretty unobtrusive. You might see if you can find that type.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayaty02 View Post
    Is there such a thing? Reins that are rubber or just more grippy, but also suitable for hunter showing?
    I am DEEPLY in love with rubber reins right now. Maybe you saw my pic of the rainbow ones on TOC?

    I have a pair of these rubber lined laced reins from Smartpak for my show bridle.

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/harwic...x?cm_vc=Search

    They are not quite as grippy as full-on rubber reins, but much more so than regular reins. They are a tiny bit bulky, and will probably never be butter soft, but I like them a lot. I have them on my ADT Imperial bridle and don't think they look out of place.



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    ha ha Chezzie, I BOUGHT those reins LOL... our pony has a rooting issue and with rubber reins, my 10 yr old can more easily hold on. I am mostly just curious if there are subtle options for hunters.



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    oh those from Smartpak would be perfect, however they don't come in pony size



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayaty02 View Post
    oh those from Smartpak would be perfect, however they don't come in pony size
    Try Five Star Tack -- I'm pretty sure they have rubber lined ones and they are great about working with you on sizes.
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    can't/shouldn't use rubber for showing but if you can find the ones that have leather on the outside rubber lining those might be ok


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayaty02 View Post
    oh those from Smartpak would be perfect, however they don't come in pony size
    Ugh. That's a bummer.



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    its no biggie, we will school in the rubber reins and hopefully the issue will resolve itself.



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    Not as common now, but maybe plaited reins will give her more grip. I find them grippier than laced reins, but they are still fine in hunters.



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    What about these rubber lined reins:

    http://www.justforponies.com/collegi...bberreins.aspx

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    Somewhere in the rule book it says rubber reins are acceptable if weather conditions warrant (eg, rain). But it might not be in the hunter section of the rules... I'll see if I can find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christa P View Post
    What about these rubber lined reins:

    http://www.justforponies.com/collegi...bberreins.aspx

    Christa


    would prefer something that is more traditional, like the braided reins with the rubber lining...



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    I believe that Arc De Triomphe sells them, and even if they don't come in pony sized, I'm sure they could be made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chezzie View Post
    I am DEEPLY in love with rubber reins right now. Maybe you saw my pic of the rainbow ones on TOC?

    I have a pair of these rubber lined laced reins from Smartpak for my show bridle.

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/harwic...x?cm_vc=Search

    They are not quite as grippy as full-on rubber reins, but much more so than regular reins. They are a tiny bit bulky, and will probably never be butter soft, but I like them a lot. I have them on my ADT Imperial bridle and don't think they look out of place.
    You could probably take them to Journeymen & have them cut down to pony size.
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