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English Laced and Plaited Reins

English Laced Reins and Plaited Reins
Outfit your bridle with a quality pair of English-laced and plaited reins that enhance your communication with your horse. Choose from the many styles, sizes, and color options we have for English reins to find a perfect pair for you and your horse.
Pinnacle X-Long Laced Reins 5/8 x 64
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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
$114.99
$84.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Plaited Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Plaited Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Plaited Reins
$204.99
$139.99
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Joseph Sterling® Standard Length English Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Standard Length English Reins
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Joseph Sterling® English Reins - 54"
$142.99
$99.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Premier Cotton Web Reins
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Premier Cotton Web Reins
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Premier Cotton Web Reins for Horses
$49.99
$34.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 21 Reviews
Pinnacle Standard Length English Laced Reins
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Pinnacle Standard Length English Laced Reins
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Pinnacle English Laced Reins for Horses - 54"
$99.99
$69.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Joseph Sterling® Flat Show Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Flat Show Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Curb Reins
$99.99
$69.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Laced Rein
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Joseph Sterling® Extra Long Laced Rein
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Joseph Sterling Extra Long Laced Rein
$189.99
$129.99
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Schneiders® Smooth Leather Reins with Stoppers
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Schneiders® Smooth Leather Reins with Stoppers
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Schneiders® Smooth Leather Reins with Stoppers
$99.99
$69.99
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Schneiders® Laced Leather Reins with Rubber Grip Lining
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Schneiders® Laced Leather Reins with Rubber Grip Lining
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Schneiders® Laced Leather Reins with Rubber Grip Lining
$142.99
$99.99
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Joseph Sterling® Plaited Reins
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Joseph Sterling® Plaited Reins
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Joseph Sterling Plaited Reins for Horses
$159.99
$109.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
Premier 5/8" Laced Rein
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Premier 5/8" Laced Rein
$64.99
$24.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
Premier Braided 3/4" Reins Havanna
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Premier Braided 3/4" Reins for Horses Havana
$74.99
$49.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 21 Reviews

The Traditional English Laced and Plaited Reins

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

English Laced Reins

English 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 English laced reins are 5/8" wide and 57 inches long.

English Plaited Reins

English plaited reins, 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 English reins.

Frequently Asked Questions About English Reins

What are English reins?

English reins are long pieces of leather, often plaited or laced, that connect the rider's hands to the horse's bit in the English riding discipline.

How long are standard English reins?

Standard English reins are 54” long. You may need to size up if you have a large horse, many sizes of English rein are available for horses of all sizes.

Why do English reins have a buckle?

English reins have a buckle because producing leather pieces long enough to have reins without a buckle would be very expensive. Theoretically, it would be totally safe to have English reins with no buckle, but it isn’t the standard practice.

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