Silly, but my new set of dressage reins are uber long. Can I tie the ends of them in a knot a'la XC?
I've done it, doubt the judge even noticed. Better a cute little knot than 2 feet of rein dangling precariously close to your foot.
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You can buy shorter reins also.
I've got an old pair of really nice plaited reins that got str-echt-ed out like that.
Sell them to the AQHA folks!! They buy reins made special for their long framed look.
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You can punch another hole, move the buckle up, trim the excess off.
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