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Dura-Tech® European Balancing Side Reins

Dura-Tech® European Balancing Side Reins

Item # 01779
  • Uniquely designed reins are versatile for every level of training or discipline
  • Made from 1” heavy duty cotton webbing with nickel plated hardware
  • Each side features eight (8) nickel plated d-rings for upper/lower length settings
  • Attach one snap to girth ring, one to the bit ring and one to the pommel ring
  • Scissor snaps easily attach to the d-rings to achieve desired length
  • Each rein forms a triangular (<)shape at every different rein position
  • Color:  Black
  • Length:  Each rein is 8’ long when fully outstretched
  • Sold in pairs
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$43.99 $34.99
Sliding side reins allow you to easily use different rein positions depending upon your horse's level of training and desired frame. Forms a triangular shape, attaching at or around the girth, looping through your bit rings and reattaching at the pommel or girth. D-Rings make adjustment easy and flexible rein snaps attach to training rings on a girth or to pommel rings.

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Dura-Tech(R) European Balancing Side Reins
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Good value (8)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Working/training (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Horse owner (4), Experienced rider (3)

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    4.0

    Helpful training side reins.

    By Judy

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced Rider

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Too Short

    Best Uses

    • Working/Training

    Comments about Dura-Tech(R) European Balancing Side Reins:

    They are too short. But, unable to find this type anywhere else so I will add to them and make them work. The sliding side reins are a wonderful tool as the horse is able to lower it's head and reach for the bit instead of just being held in one position during training.

     
    4.0

    Great training aid but a little short

    By Cassie

    from Seattle

    About Me Horse Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Working/Training

      Comments about Dura-Tech(R) European Balancing Side Reins:

      My trainer suggested these for my TB mare. I started out using her set, and then purchased these for myself. They are a wonderful alternative to regular side reins, as they allow the horse to stretch their neck down for relief when in use. They are easily adjusted (once you get used to them - initially I found them very confusing - make sure you have professional help if you have never used them before).
      Only problem is that I find they are alot shorter than my trainer's set. My mare is 16 H and average build for a TB - I had to jury-rig a 2 inch clip to the longest ring setting for it to be comfortable for her to warm up in. After warm-up, the existing rings work, but I would have liked a more rings to provide more length.

       
      5.0

      Just what I expected - Love them!

      By LK

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Horse Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Working/Training

        Comments about Dura-Tech(R) European Balancing Side Reins:

        Heard about these from a friend that was a fan and I'm completely on board as well now. They're more versatile than lunging in side reins - my horse isn't able to lean on them and they make him carry himself much like if I was riding him.

         
        5.0

        easy to shop

        By gail

        from pennsylvania

        About Me Horse Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Working/Training

          Comments about Dura-Tech(R) European Balancing Side Reins:

          Best side reins because they don't force the horses head I to such a fixed position. These reigns allow for more natural movement. Easy to attach and detach. Way better than all other side reins.

           
          4.0

          Really help my mare with proper carriage

          By AM

          from Xenia, OH

          About Me Horse Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dressage
            • Working/Training

            Comments about Dura-Tech(R) European Balancing Side Reins:

            When I first bought my mare she had problems relaxing into contact and would trot with her head straight up in the air. These reins gently teach her that it can be comfortable to use the right muscles and now she is much more relaxed when lunging and working. The only con I could think of is that the clips are a little stiff at times. Otherwise, I'd highly recommend

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