Reins become in different lengths, widths, thicknesses with a clip or with buckle closure, etc. How do you determine which rein you need? To simplify your choice, read the differences in reins from our shop below.
Clip-on Reins (clip closure)
Clip-on Reins are used in Academic Art and Straightness training in combination with a cavesson. Also, many bitless bridles are used in combination with clip-on reins, because it is easy to attach and detach the rein.
The clip closure on both sides of the rein makes it easier to change from groundwork to work in hand or lunging. During groundwork and lunging, one clip is attached at the middle ring of the cavesson and during work in hand, both clips attached to the outside ring from the cavesson, bit or bitless bridle.
During work in hand, the reins slide through the manes of your horse, therefore, we recommended to use reins without buckle in the middle during work in hand but to use a continuous rein. The buckle in the middle of the rein can get stuck in the horse's manes and your aids will be disturbed.
Rein with buckle
These reins are the most famous reins in dressage and show jumping. Reins with buckle closure are mostly used to attach at the bitless shanks (hackamore and cavemore) or to a bit. Reins with clip closure is less suitable to attach to shanks or a bit because of metal on metal, which means that aids do not get through as well.
Reins with grip
If you often lose your reins or you want something more to hold on to, then a rein with grip is more suitable for you. Reins with grip are with different options.
a rubber layer on one side and the other side with leather
made of cotton and woven with rubber
braided leather in the hand area
Rubber with dots in the hand area