Today is the second issue of In The Stirrups Magazine (NOVEMBER 2014) in which I discuss the pros and cons of Draw Reins. Here is the article re-created for your easy access …
My Dear Dressage Enthusiasts,
Those of you who subscribe to my blog know that I will not shy away from the issues that need to be discussed, debated and contemplated. Tools to aid our progress are everywhere in the equestrian world and my view is that we might as well be as educated about them as possible. Often described as gadgets for the purposes of clarity I am calling anything beyond a simple snaffle and a plain cavesson a ‘gadget’.
Today I want to talk about the ‘Draw Rein’ or ‘Running Rein’. Well, actually I’m not sure that I do. I have been to-ing and fro-ing in my mind about whether to even write this article, fearful of the inevitable back lash, given what I perceive to be a very strong resistant force against the use of draw reins, with no amount of unbiased thinking being wanted or indeed considered. Continue reading DRAW REINS – DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS