A high quality leather rein provides a steady, smooth, and flexible connection and plays an important role in the fine communication between you and your horse. The right rein is therefore a basic requirement for smooth riding. Usually reins are made of leather or hard-wearing webbing material, the so-called web reins. Rubber reins are becoming more and more common. These rubberised reins are particularly slip-resistant and extremely hard-wearing Biothane reins.
Leather is a very hard-wearing and durable material. Due to its unique properties and striking elegance, both professionals and beginners like to use closed leather reins. They are usually more comfortable for the rider as they create less friction than the classic web reins. If you have very sensitive hands, you can use particularly soft leather reins.
Leather reins with stops are most commonly used in show jumping and leisure riding. However, a major disadvantage of these reins is that even leather reins with integrated stops can become slippery and slip out of the hand in the rain or when wet. Braided leather reins are a good alternative. In classical dressage, black leather reins without stops are preferred, especially when riding on a curb bit, as they are usually a bit narrower. They are attached to the curb bit and are called curb reins. The American riding style relies on leather as standard. Unlike the English riding style, Western leather reins are not closed.
The reins must clearly match the colour of the bridle. In addition to the classic black, brown leather reins in a wide variety of different shades are very popular. In classical riding, the reins are usually closed and fastened to the bits with a buckle, which is also made of leather. Since leather quickly becomes hard and the buckles on the bit are difficult to open if not cared for properly, leather reins with snap closures are becoming more and more popular. They are super easy to attach to and detach from the bit.
Whether you are looking for extra long leather reins for large horses and cold-blooded horses, leather reins for ponies or round-stitched leather reins - at horze you will find a wide variety of different leather reins.