Side Reins - Leather
What you'd expect for the price
This review is for the style with rubber rings. These side reins are just what you'd expect for the price--hardware and leather are so-so quality, and leather is very stiff. I put several applications of oil on the leather and hope it will soften over time.
My main concern is the length. They are on the very last hole to use attached to my girth on a 16.3H warmblood and there's really no room to punch another hole before the end of the strap. They should stretch a little with use, but if you have an O/S horse, these probably won't work.
May 28, 2013
Very Nice with a great price
This is a great product works well while lunging my mare. Great quality for the price. I wish it came in black but it's very nice looking and seems sturdy.
May 7, 2013
A Good Barn Staple
I have never been one to use side reins much, but now see them as an important barn staple! These are a nice quality leather and I prefer the elastic so that there is some give if my OTTB mare needs it. She is just learning to use them so I like the extra give! I also added some baling twine to make them a bit longer whlie she is just getting used to the idea of the side reins being in place while she is on the longe line. Very happy with this purchase.
December 28, 2012
Elastic ones are nice
Nice leather. Good elastic. Worked well on my 16.3hh tb.
October 31, 2012
Well made. Have withstood quite a bit of use on multiple horses. Can't think of any negatives.
October 27, 2012
Good value. Reins work well and look like they will last. Should have known that they are too long for my large pony but I can punch holes. Not a big fan of the color or stiffness of the leather but it looks like it will darken and soften.
July 24, 2012