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ThinLine No Slip Reins

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Why We Love This

Think Rubber Reins, but even better! "What Rubber Reins have always TRIED to do!" ThinLine Reins are web lined and wrapped with the black ThinLine material with top quality European leather ends.
These reins are very soft, and increase the feel between horse and rider. Developed with the help of American World Championship team member Betsy Steiner. "The ThinLine reins are fantastic. These reins are very comfortable to hold, and more importantly, they don’t slip. They actually help the rider develop a soft, effective
contact with the horse." -Betsy Steiner

Also tested cross country by upper level event rider Christan Trainor, these reins do not lose their grip when soaked going through water!

Favorite Features

  • Stainless steel hardware, 5/8" leather
  • Almost 3/4" at the ThinLine part
  • Hook and stud closure. 


Sizing It Up

54" inches

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    ThinLine No Slip Reins is rated 4.5077 out of 5 by 65.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Soft! These reins are great! I hate wearing gloves in the summer and these reins don't hurt my hands or fingers like lace reins or rubber reins. They help keep a good connection and don't slip. They are a little on the expensive side but I'm very happy with them and it was worth it.
    Date published: 2012-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Sore Hands I already love all my thinline products but these are my new favorites! They are so soft I feel like I'm hanging onto pillows. They don't slip out of your hands with a strong horse and you don't get those sore shoulders/hands. They really don't feel that much thicker than normal reins and certainly not thicker than normal rubber reins. Even tested in heavy Florida rain and didn't slip!
    Date published: 2012-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best reins ever Bought these reins for my daughter and they are so soft, squishy, comfortable and easy for small hands to hold. I ordered another pair for myself!
    Date published: 2012-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compromise I don't like wearing gloves in summer but rubber reins give me blisters, I hate braided leather reins and web reins. These are super comfy, they are soft yet the grip is great. I really, really like these reins - thinking about a second pair for my other bridle!
    Date published: 2012-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reins I read the reviews on these reins and figured I would give them a try. I agree with the reviews. These are wonderful reins. Non slip and easy on your hands. Would highly recommend.
    Date published: 2012-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, LOVE!! "Just purchased these reins and absolutely love them!! I bought them originally for my young horse's jump bridle because the material seemed very soft and durable, yet easy to hang on to. Not only were they soft with a great grip, but they also give me a great feel of my horse's mouth. I'm going to order another pair for my other horse's dressage bridle! If you want rubber reins, get these instead, they are way better!"
    Date published: 2012-05-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from slippery non-slip reins I held the reins in one hand and pulled on it with the other and they easily slipped through my hands. I can imagine with wear they would become slippier. This would not be good should a horse decide to bolt. They are very well made with quality leather, but the Thin Line material is not ideal for reins.
    Date published: 2012-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thinline No Slip reins These reins are awesome. I have used them with my snaffle and double bridle. I feel like I have a much better connection with my horses mouth!
    Date published: 2012-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Reins Ever! These reins are amazing! I have a hard time keeping hold of my reins, and the Thinline material on the reins totally helps. My trainer has been able to see a positive difference in my ride because my reins are no longer slipping through my fingers. The reins are nice and grippy and flexible, and they do not look different from other rubber reins so they are totaly fine to show in. The leather could be a little higher quality, but its not bad by any means and isn't a sticking point for me.
    Date published: 2012-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Reins Ever If you want squishy, soft, grippy, comfortable reins, get these, you won't be sorry! Well worth the money. My only suggestion is, if you have a bigger horse, you might want the 60" length.
    Date published: 2012-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice reins! I was a little skeptical when I bought these, but they have turned out to be excellent! They are grippy, just the right size, and very soft. I bought these to help with my rheumatoid arthritis, and after going on a 3 hr trail ride, my hands felt way better than normal.
    Date published: 2011-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Purchase Wow I'm so glad I decided to purchase these reins. After using numerous reins (leather, rubber, and web) over the past year and a half only to have them break, crack, or give me blisters, I wanted to spend my money on reins of better quality. I'm so glad I chose these! They have the grip similar to rubber but they aren't nearly as bulky and the Thinline won't rub off on your hands with use, they are sleek in design so people don't even notice I'm not using leather and the Thinline is SOOO comfortable I never get cramps or blisters. The leather is a little stiff initially, but very well made and soften nicely with some conditioning. They really are high quality reins and are worth their price.
    Date published: 2011-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reins ever! I love these reins. I had bought them in black to replace the crunchy rubber reins that came with my dressage bridle and they were so spectacular that I found myself moving them back and forth to my jumping bridle. I now have them in brown as well! They are squishy and soft but still incredibly grippy.
    Date published: 2011-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luv these reins I had bought a Thinline pad which I love. I had a significant birthday and treated myself to the reins. Now I wonder how I lived wo them! They are easy to grip, soft in the hand. In fact, my hands feel more secure than when I used rubber reins. And my hands are not fatigued after a long ride. I am extremely happy with these reins.
    Date published: 2011-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't use with Show Sheen For the person who had issues with durability, don't use anything Thinline with Show Sheen. It says this on their website. I have two Thinline girths and the Show Sheen just dried out the material on one. It is still usable, but it has lost flexibility.
    Date published: 2011-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reins! I finally found reins that really improve my riding. I had other "non slip" reins but they got really slick and they were too long and slipping through my fingers. These reins are definately worth the money. I am going to buy another pair for my daughter. She uses the NunFiner reins and they have ripped just after one season of showing!
    Date published: 2011-09-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thinline Reins Crack After one year of use and regular care, my Thinline Reins have cracked and bits of rubber are tearing off. Love the reins, but disappointed in the durability.
    Date published: 2011-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these reins Great reins. They allow my hands to be softer because you can actually massage them and it keeps a nice connection with your horse's mouth.
    Date published: 2011-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice rubber reins! I needed new reins for my jumping bridle and have had trouble with slippage resulting in my reins being too long, losing contact, etc- I've tried rubber reins with stops, plain rubber, etc. These worked great without any break-in time and felt secure without being too sticky. They didn't slip with sweat or with schooling in the water. And they weren't too thin. Too soon to tell on the durability issue, but my saddle pad still looks great after 3 yrs of regular use, so hopefully the reins will be as tough!
    Date published: 2011-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST reins! ok...I admit that I am a ThinLine junkie! These reins are one of my favorite ThinLine products! I have three pairs. They are soft, flexible, and super grippy either wet or dry! They are a tad thick, but the "Cush Factor" is worth it!
    Date published: 2011-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite reins Not too thick, don't slip (even when wet), and so comfy to hold. I love that they are super easy to clean too.
    Date published: 2011-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reins ever I LOVE these reins! They are not too thick for my small hands (size 7ish), and they never lose their grip. Best of all, they are easy to clean - just wipe them down with a damp cloth. i've had them for over a year and they still look brand new. I wish I could justify buying a pair for dressage. I love the feel of these. Better than rubber reins, hands down.
    Date published: 2010-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these reins These reins are great. They give you the feeling of rubber, but are slightly spongy and so comfortable in the hand. They give a wonderful soft, elastic feel to the mouth. They are the best.
    Date published: 2010-10-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from soft flexible reins These are the most expensive reins I have ever bought, but I like them. I have problems finding reins I do like. I do not like web reins - not even the rubber lined ones because they are too flimsy for me. Usually I use a leather laced rein. Thin Line reins have enough substance to them, so that you have something you can hold on to, and yet be soft and giving with your contact. They are comfortable for bare hands. I am concerned that the seam may start to curl - but I don't know that yet. The buckle end is leather and you can unbuckle them easily - something that is important if you have ever had a horse get a leg caught in a rein and not been able to unbuckle it! The end that attaches to the bit, is made properly (hook/stud style) - so it is easy to attach. I bought black and they go well with my black dressage bridle and do not make my hands black.
    Date published: 2010-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Contact Problem Solved! These reins are fantastic. In two short weeks, I went from a horse who was always trying to talk me out of contact to one who is now constantly seeking it. The reins, (appropriately named) do not slip. I've been able to ditch my gloves and have a true feel of my horse's mouth and have the much more subtle communication I've been looking for.
    Date published: 2010-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb ...There is no other way to describe these reins; beautifully designed and crafted, as excellent for the horse as for the rider.
    Date published: 2010-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reins ever I have tried all sort of reins, and so far, the Nunn Finer with the pebble grip have been my favorite. They have been undone by the Thinline reins by a long shot. I have small hands, so I don't like the traditional rubber reins (too bulky, too stiff), and I'm an eventer so I need something that won't slip. I schooled xc for two hours in these and not once did they slip out of my hands (which I'm notorious for doing) and stayed comfortable for the whole ride. The price is right and they just wipe down with a damp cloth afterwards. HIGHLY recommend and will replace my black dressage rubber ones as soon as I get a chance.
    Date published: 2010-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these reins These are the nicest reins I've ever used. They are very grippy and feel wonderful in your hands. The thinline material provides a very pleasing combination of thickness and flexibility without feeling bulky. I could not be happier with my purchase.
    Date published: 2009-11-25
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