The various types of reins are as different from each other as the horse is from the rider. For classical riding, however, the time-tested web rein is still the most common and always a good choice. These are made from a combination of hard-wearing webbing and leather. To match the colour of the reins to the bridle, there are brown web reins and classic black webbed reins.
The classic webbed reins have lost none of their popularity to this day and are among the absolute top sellers. In English riding, closed reins made of webbing with a width of 2 to 2.5 cm are usually used, but there are also extra narrow web reins. The front part of the rein is made of leather and has a martingale slider, which is made of leather or sometimes rubber. The leather part of the rein fits smoothly into the webbing material. For optimal grip, there are webbed reins with narrow stops. The leather stops are spaced at specific intervals and help optimise rein size and keep both reins the same length. Reins with stops also make it easier to follow the reins. Nevertheless, some riders prefer webbed reins without stops. There are also different ways of attaching the reins to the bit. The easiest and quickest way to attach web reins is with snaps, but often they are still attached to the bit with simple leather buckles.
Webbed reins have become the standard reins for both leisure and sport. This is not least due to the fact that they are particularly durable and hard-wearing. The classic reins made of webbing material also score points when it comes to care. They are very easy to care for and tough. Basically, webbed reins offer great grip and are very non-slip. Nevertheless, they can cause blisters on the hands. Rubber reins offer an alternative. They come in two varieties. On the one hand there are reins made completely of rubber, on the other hand there are rubberised reins. These are non-slip and very comfortable to hold. They are especially suitable for inexperienced riders because the material is more flexible. Uncontrolled impulses of the rider's hand are not directly transferred to the horse's mouth. However, beginners should also work with appropriate auxiliary reins.
English reins are available in many different variations and made of different materials. But no matter which version you choose. From the classic web reins, leather reins and rubber reins to Biothane reins, you will find everything at horze.