Leather Vienna Reins

Leather Vienna Reins are sliding side reins and allow more freedom of movement. Used extensively in Europe as an alternative to fixed side reins the primary action is downward, as they encourage the horse to release, stretch and round his back. Read more...

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Leather Vienna Reins are used extensively in Europe as an alternative to fixed side reins and are gaining popularity with American trainers. The Vienna rein is a sliding type of side rein used during ground training that allows the horse to experience more freedom of movement. The Vienna reins slip through the bit rings and, for a higher frame, both ends can be attached at various heights on the surcingle. A method commonly used to promote a longer, lower frame is to attach the reins to the surcingle's belly band, run them up between the horse's front legs, through the bit rings and then to the surcingle, as pictured. The sliding feature enables the horse to adjust the position of his head and neck, while the downward action encourages the horse to release, stretch and round through the back. Used properly, the Vienna reins can help encourage the proper development of the top line and promote a classically correct working frame. One size. Imported.
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
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Way too long
Leigh Ann Warren from MI wrote (March 27, 2017):
Wish they came in more sizes. I had hoped that these were going to be short after reading the other review. My mare is only 15.1 and we need cob size everything! I am going to try punching more holes in them. They are beautiful Vienna reins. Just wish they were a lot shorter. I even had them on a large 16 hand draft cross and they were still way too long.
ErinM from OR wrote (December 29, 2015):
These are beautiful vienna reins and I would have loved them, if they were not about eight inches to short for my warmblood mare. I have put an extension on the girth making them usable. The only reason I did not send them back is because this site dose not pay return shipping.

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