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Pelham users-do you use a smaller curb rein?

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  • Pelham users-do you use a smaller curb rein?

    For those of you that use pelhams, do you use a smaller rein for the curb? Or do you use the same size rein for both barts of the bit?

  • #2
    For both pelhams and double bridles.. smaller, i.e. thinner curb rein.

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    • #3
      smaller thinner flat curb rein on our pony who uses a pelham, not easy to find in pony length I might add!!

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      • #4
        I did use a regular set of reins for the *curb* set until I could get/order a true curb set in the length I needed (60"). It was a real pain in the neck.

        Using a regular set for the curb set made the whole set too heavy and clumsy, although semi workable. It also was difficult to pick them up easily on the run without having to *think* about which set was which.

        Once I got the real set of curb reins, I could really use the bit properly and the way that it was meant to be used.

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        • #5
          Right now, my one large jumper pony has two pairs of rubber reins on hers! lol How's *that* feel in your hands! I got her a pair of pony pelham reins at the Beval sale, but still need to oil them up to use them. I think the kids who ride her will love me when I do though!

          Generally speaking, I do use thinner, smooth pelham reins on the curb.
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          • #6
            Using a thinner, smooth rein is much easier, especially if you have occasion to put both reins in one hand. You can sort the reins out by feel. It also keeps you from riding the curb.
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            • #7
              I haven't done it in years, but I think I used a regular smooth rein for the curb, and a laced rein for the snaffle back in the day.
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              • #8
                Proper curb rein, sewn - not buckle middle, and lip strap.
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                • #9
                  For those with smaller hands, it is much easier to handle the thinner curb rein then 2 snaffle reins. But you can get thinner laced reins, their are different widths in those laced reins.

                  Might help you in finding something in a Pony length-the more delicate widths do tend to be from the pricier labels. May not want to use a laced curb rein in Hunters or Eq at top levels but everyplace else there should be no problem and certainly not at home or on a Jumper.

                  Seems to me almost any shoe repair person can take some length out by moving the buckle and lopping off some leather-may have to replace it if the rein tapers to the buckle and that's what they take off-but it's just a buckle. Nothing special and can be replaced with a wider one. Hope that makes sense.
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                  • #10
                    There's another kind of curb rein?
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                    • #11
                      Yep, plain leather curb rein sewn in the middle. Lip strap alternates between the two Pelhams (rubber and metal mullen mouths) depending on which is being used. Metal Pelham has a leather curb strap too.
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                      • #12
                        Yes and no. When schooling or doing jumpers, I have a 5/8" ("regular") width rubber snaffle rein and a 1/2" curb rein.

                        When showing in hunter tack, I generally have a 1/2" laced rein for the snaffle and a 1/2" flat curb rein. I have small hands, so having less bulk works better for me.

                        Then to switch it up even more, I sometimes have a 5/8" plain snaffle rein and a 1/2" plain curb rein. This is not my favorite configuration, but that's only because that set of reins doesn't quite match any of my bridles!

                        I also prefer a curb rein that is sewn, with no middle buckle. And all my pelhams have lip straps.
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                        • #13
                          Snaffle rein laced with buckle - 5/8" - 3/4"
                          Curb rein plain, thin with no middle buckle (stitched). 1/2"

                          Make sure they are the same length. I have a hard time finding long reins for my 18 hand horse.
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                          • #14
                            I have very small hands, and trying to find pelham reins that are comfortable for me can be a real problem. I finally found them at SaddleSeat vendors. I use a 1/2" and a 3/8". These are really finely laced, and they are terrific! They look really dressy on a thoroughbred too.
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                            • #15
                              On my jumper, I use a rubber rein for the snaffle and a webbed rein for the curb. It is thick, but I prefer it that way for him. When I did hunters on my other horse, I used a laced rein for the snaffle and a thinner, flat sewn curb rein for the curb.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by danceronice View Post
                                There's another kind of curb rein?
                                This was my initial thought...
                                I figured maybe there was something 'new' out there I didn't know about
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                                • #17
                                  We use a thinner curb rein for sure, but they can be hard to find unless you look at the higher priced ones.

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                                  • #18
                                    Both of my reins, snaffle and curb, are 1/2" because I have tiny hands. The curb rein is unlaced while the snaffle is laced.
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                                    • #19
                                      When I rode my jumper in a Pelham, I used rubber reins for the snaffle and braided leather reins for the curb.. i like the thicker reins.

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                                      • #20
                                        I usually prefer 1/2" plain snaffle rein and a 3/8" sewn curb rein.

                                        I need a 60" inch sewn curb now and haven't been able to find one.

                                        I was going to ask why I see pictures of all these people showing GP jumpers with pelhams and bit converters

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