An Old West Cowboy Talkin' About His Leather Reins
Found this in a book on Cowboys.....an old west cowboy describing his leather reins in true cowboy fashion........
Reins are the two leather rawhide or horsehair lines runnin’ from the bit ring to the riders hand used to guide and control the horse.
There are 2 types of reins-but many styles –the flat leather, buckled onto the bit. The other’s braided rawhide with romal and is attached to the bit by “bit” chains or “bridle” chains. These are short pieces of chain fastened to the bit ring on one end and the reins on the other end. Some riders like chains because the reins don’t get wet when the horse drinks, also keeps the horse from chewin’ the reins.
Open reins are then not tied together each independent of the other, usually ‘bout seven ft in length” most cowhands prefer open reins because if the horse falls or if the rider is throwed the reins fall to the ground.
Famous Lined Ultimate Roping (one piece) Rein $63.50
Our Famous Best Selling Roping Reins, used for Roping or Rodeo Competitions.
Quality Hermann Oak Lined and Oiled Harness Leather for that superior soft and supple "broke in" feel-the best on the planet! Available in your choice of 1/2" width or 5/8" width, 7 1/2 long. Finished with Loop Ties. Great for roping and trail riding.
"You should be very particular when choosing a pair of leather horse reins. They are used as the line of communication that passes your signals to your horse. Without a doubt the reins need to feel good in your hands and good to your horse. They must have life to them so when communicating thru them your horse has a clear understanding of what you are asking them to do.
There is no substitution for quality when choosing the correct set of reins for you and your horse. They are exposed to the elements on a continual basis, so poor quality reins will suffer by losing their life over time and diminish the feel between you and your horse.
Whatever phase you are experiencing in your horsemanship journey, good quality American made tack is an essential part in leading you and your horse to the next level. For a deeper and more refined alive communication choose Buckaroo Leather reins.".....John Brand
Romel Rein w/Rawhide $133.50
These Superior Leather Romel Reins have a rounded edges and are Hand Rubbed with Rawhide braided buttons. The Reins are made from Premium Hermann Oak Harness Leather and are available in 1/2" width. The Rein portion is 50" in length from (1) snaps at bit end or leather ties or (2) rein chains at bit end. At hand hold connecting rein and romel choice of ring or leather tie/thong. Romel portion is 48".
Call for special lengths 530-545-0139.
The available Rawhide colors are, Natural with White Chocolate (as shown below) or All Natural. Available with Nickel hardware or rein chains at the bit ends.
This romel Rein is a great addition to your leather horse tack equipment.