Rein-Bows Rein Loops are hugely popular at the moment, and are definitely one of our biggest sellers. With this in mind, we thought we'd create a handy guide to make sure you don't have any problems with fitting them perfectly!
Rein-Bows are handy loops that clip onto the reins and are held in the rider's hands in addition to the reins to ensure a consistent length of rein is kept.
They help riders to develop a more secure grip on the reins, prevent the reins slipping through the fingers and ensure that both reins remain the same length. The Rein-Bows enable riders to keep their hands quieter and in the most effective position.
Rein-Bows can be useful on horses that tend to lean and pull, as they prevent the reins being pulled through the rider's hands. They can also be useful for keeping a consistent rein contact in wet weather, as they are designed not to slip on rubber grip reins, whatever the conditions.
We have conducted tests on the types of reins you can use Rein-Bows with, and we find that they fit best on traditional thick rubber reins, and also the Silver Crown V Grip Reins. They will work on rubber reins with leather notches, but only if you want them to sit where the notches are, otherwise they will move. They do not work on Bio Grip style reins, and they slip a little on the Dy'on, Silver Crown and Cavaletti rubber reins.
Fitting Guide -
Undo your reins so that they are in two separate pieces.
Lay your rein out flat, top side up and keep the top leather section closest to you. Lay your Rein-Bow out next to it as shown in the picture below.
Slide the rein through the square plastic section of the Rein-Bow, making sure when it comes out of the other side, it is underneath the clip.
Keep sliding the reins through, until the loops sit at the length required.
Next, push the clip into the plastic box until secure - please note it is not supposed to push all the way in, just until the thick part of the clip prong has gone in. You will know if it’s clipped in, if you tug the bow against the rein and it stays in position.
Repeat on the other rein.
Your Rein-Bow Loops are now secure - all you need to do is fasten your reins back together and you are ready to go! When you want to remove them, simply unclip the clip and slide them off.