English Laced & Plaited Reins

English Laced & Plaited Reins
English Laced & Plaited Reins
Laced reins and plaited reins are traditional leather English riding reins that provide more grip than a flat leather rein. Available in colors to match your English bridle, our English reins are available in horse or pony size and also in extra-long. Styles include laced reins, plaited reins, flat leather reins, and rubber reins. Shop English laced and plaited reins from top brands like Thinline, Collegiate, Joseph Sterling, Pinnacle and Premier.
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Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Plaited Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Plaited Reins
$171.99
$119.99
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Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Laced Rein
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Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Laced Rein
$159.99
$109.99
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Joseph Sterling® Flat Show Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Flat Show Reins
$85.99
$59.99
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Pinnacle X-Long Plaited Reins 5/8 x 64
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Pinnacle X-Long Plaited Reins 5/8 x 64
$114.99
$79.99
Premier 5/8" Laced Rein
$42.99
$34.99
Joseph Sterling® Plaited Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Plaited Reins
$128.99
$79.99 - $89.99
Premier Cotton Web Reins
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Premier Cotton Web Reins
$42.99
$29.99
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Pinnacle X-Long Laced Reins 5/8 x 64
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Pinnacle X-Long Laced Reins 5/8 x 64
$99.99
$69.99
Premier Braided 3/4" Reins Havana
$64.99
$39.99

The Difference Between English Reins: Laced Reins, Plaited Reins, Flat Reins and Rubber Reins

Laced reins and plaited reins are traditional English leather riding reins that provide more grip than a plain leather flat rein. Although they sound similar, and often confused, laced reins and plaited reins are created quite differently.

Laced reins start with a plain flat rein. Holes are then punched down the middle of the flat rein in the section where the rider’s hands hold the reins. Two small leather straps are then threaded through the hole and woven around the outside of the rein creating a herringbone-like pattern. The most popular laced reins are 5/8" wide and 57 inches long.

Plaited reins or braided reins are when the rein itself is created of long leather straps that are plaited or braided together to form one woven rein. These are generally a little softer in the rider’s hand than a laced rein but typically a little thicker. The most popular plaited rein width is 5/8" but other widths are available. The standard length of a plaited rein is 57 inches but they are also available as extra-long plaited reins.

Both the laced rein and the plaited rein provide a little extra grip for the rider and are traditional reins for English riding. Both are classic but the laced rein continues to be the most popular rein, especially in the Hunter ring.

Flat reins or plain reins are typically made of quality leather and do not have any adornments or additions. Flat reins come in widths of 5/8" and 3/8". Lengths are the standard 57" or extra-long. Flat reins are often used in a narrow width as the second rein in a double bridle.

Rubber reins are perfect for wet weather, sweaty horses or just when the rider needs extra grip. Rubber reins have a pebbled-rubber section stitched right onto the leather where the rider’s hands hold the reins. The rubber creates a grippy surface making it harder for the reinsto slip through rider's fingers.

A top quality English laced rein, plaited rein or flat rein will have a high number of stitches per inch (15-17), stainless steel or brass hook and stud fittings or buckles, and made with supple English tanned leather.

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