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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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$59.99 $39.99
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.

Great training tool.


These are more effective than side reins. Incredibly adjustable. Gas had a huge impact on helping my young horse learn to balance himself and develop strength and suppleness in a short period of time.




I would buy it again


For training aide as a warm up




Best price found for balancing reins.


Best price/easy to order.

Stone Ridge Farm Horses

Haverhill, MA


Very Nice Side Reins


Love these side reins. They are the perfect length for my 16.2 TB gelding. They are easy to adjust and I love that they have a ring on the end to keep the extra snap still when you adjust them to their longest length. I also like that there isn't any elastic on these. My horse detests lunging and will usually be tense or all over the place in his head set. We used these for the first time and he went straight to stretching. I think he appreciates these don't "bounce" on his mouth like traditional side reins tend to do. If you want more information on this style of rein look for "sliding side reins" or "lauffer reins" which seem to be the more broadly used names for them.




Attractive durable item


Used for lunging. Took a while to figure out all the snaps and how to use it. Would be helpful to have a picture in the package with the product, showing it on the horse.

Morgan lady

Central MO


Great product!!!!!


Head and shoulders above regular side reins. My horse is rounder and more collected than with reg side reins. This is my 2nd order from you based on my trainers recommendations and both times I could not believe how great your product was.




Great Side Reins!


Fabulous side reins! Great price for a solid, durable option that won't fail over time.


Columbus, OH


Excellent - Exactly what I was looking for


I use the Duratech European Balancing Side Reins to help balance my horse while lunging to build up his top line. I have seen these side reins help so many horses build up their top line as well as learning self balance. Excellent tool for training. Highly recommend.


Irvine, Ca


Balancing Side Reins are a good value!


European balancing reins are hard to find. The only other pair I found was leather (have to be oiled) and twice the price of these. My trainer suggested I get these side reins to help my Third Level dressage horse continue to build muscle and transfer weight to her back legs without having to balance my weight. I live in a hot, humid climate and lunging in these reins is a great workout alternative to riding.


Charleston, SC


training aid


hard to find but they had them at a good cost much better than a shop on the West coast. Really gets a horse to come thru their top line &work off hindquarters




Dura-Tech® European Balancing Side Reins

4.6 45


Will your balancing reins fit a pony?


They may be too long for a pony. It all depends on how big/small the pony is.


&nbsp; &nbsp; Sent from Mail for Windows 10 &nbsp; I think they might be too long for a pony.&nbsp; I tried them on a 15.1 horse with a long neck and had a hard time getting them short enough to do any good.&nbsp; Also it would be nice if those reins came with some instructions. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;So many snaps etc, it was hard to figure out what went where.


Yes. &nbsp;They should fit a pony. &nbsp;Harder to fit my warmblood. &nbsp; Sent from my iPhone


Sent from my iPhone These might fit your pony but they might be too long. I bought these originally for my 17.3 warmblood and they for her just fine. I also used them for an Arabian and there was plenty of room to shorten and lengthen for him as well.&nbsp;


Yes I think so.&nbsp; Sent from my iPhone


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