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Split Reins

Split Reins
Split Reins
Enhance the hand-to-mouth communication with your horse with a quality pair of leather split reins from Schneiders. Choose from the many styles and color options we have available to find the perfect pair of western split reins for you and your horse.
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Selecting the Right Pair of Split Reins

Reins are one of the most crucial parts of the bridle. There are bridles without bits, nosebands, and browbands but all bridles must have reins. This makes selecting the right reins critical. Here is some information about split reins so you can choose the right pair of reins for you and your horse.

Frequently Asked Questions About Split Reins

What are split reins and how do they work?

Split reins are two individual leather reins that are usually about 8’ long. They are almost exclusively used in western-style riding as they are designed for neck reining. Both reins are held in the rider's hand and they use the pressure of the rein on the horse's neck to give directional instructions. Western split reins are also very versatile and riders can hold them separately in both hands if they choose.

Why do riders use split reins? What are split reins used for?

Split reins are often used to train young horses as they can be adjusted to any length the rider wants. The ability to adjust the reins makes green horses easier to control. Split reins are also used on older horses who know how to neck rein.

How long are split reins? Why are split reins so long?

Split reins are typically about 8’ long. They are this long so the rider can adjust them to the length that they want. This is especially useful for green horses as the adjustability makes it easier to control their head.

Split reins vs roping reins?

Split reins are long, separate leather reins that are very adjustable. Roping reins are very different as they are made from one piece of leather that is connected to the horse's bit. Roping reins are much shorter and are often used for barrel racing and other kinds of speed work.

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