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Re: [RC] horse tack considerations for safety - Dyane Smith

Libby, do the Wintec reins have a buckle in the middle?
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Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 6:39 AM
Subject: RE: [RC] horse tack considerations for safety

I absolutely love the Wintec cushion grip reins. If there is any pulling, it's not my hands that get shredded. I find that it is no problem to just unbuckle one side when I want to tail. They are easy to hold in all kinds of weather, don't absorb moisture and hold up well. At $36.50 I suspect they compare favorably pricewise too.  Libby
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Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 11:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [RC] horse tack considerations for safety

In a message dated 3/1/2005 5:48:59 PM Pacific Standard Time, tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

Like anything - you get the cheapest sissor snaps and they will break
and come open. If you don't check them often - like every time you ride,
guess when it will happen?

Well, these were on a relatively new set of Zilco reins.....trust me, they weren't cheap!  I can operate them right now and they feel very secure and sturdy.  Only thing I can think of is they caught on some part of the bit (both at the same time!??) and got jerked open.  They are definitely in mint condition. Is that weird, or what?

Sylvia (I'm replacing them anyway, but I also don't think I'll use those reins without gloves ever again....once we switched to halter mode, I had to pull pretty hard to slow him down and I have a nasty raw spot on the ring fingers of both hands)

RE: [RC] horse tack considerations for safety, Libby & Quentin Llop DVM