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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� European Balancing Side Reins
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Good value (10)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Working/training (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Horse owner (5), Experienced rider (4)

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    4.0

    helpful product

    By Blondie

    from Volney,NY

    About Me Experienced Rider

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable
    • Good Value
    • Lots Of Adjustability

    Cons

    • Wish They Came Cob Size

    Best Uses

    • Working/Training

    Comments about Dura-Tech� European Balancing Side Reins:

    These are exactly what I needed for bitting my mare. I like the versatility and adjustability. My only complaint is that they are much longer than I need and have had to put several knots in them to make them short enough to work well on my Arabian mare. I wish that these could have been made with a Cob option as I have had to get creative with the snaps to make them small enough.

     
    5.0

    Best value balancing side reins

    By als6h

    from Leesburg, VA

    About Me Horse Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Working/Training

      Comments about Dura-Tech� European Balancing Side Reins:

      I was looking for cost-effective balancing side reins for a small horse/large pony and these fit the bill. As previous comments have noted, they run very small. Suggest looking elsewhere if horse is > 16hh, has a long neck, etc.

       
      5.0

      what I was looking for

      By Pam

      from Michigan

      About Me Horse Trainer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

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          • Working/Training

          Comments about Dura-Tech� European Balancing Side Reins:

          Worked as I expected.

           
          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� 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� 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.

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