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.
... Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. W. C. Fields
You can punch another hole, move the buckle up, trim the excess off.
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