Remember the most important thing is to be comfortable – so to ensure you get the best from your reins follow these simple instructions.
- Hold the reins where you would normally take them, then fasten the strap well below the holding point.
- Thread the strap up towards the bit, and then back through the keeper behind the buckle.
- Next thread the strap down through the corresponding loop on the opposite rein and fasten through the buckle at the desired length.
The strap is easily adjustable to suit the rider, taking only a matter of moments to lengthen or shorten the position of the bridge, either by moving it to a different pair of loops or adjusting the length of the strap. If you feel the bridge is forcing the hands into position, then the adjustment is too short and wrong. At normal rein length the rider should not be aware of any imposition. Rather they should feel their hands are perhaps just a little snugger and more comfortable than normal. With the reins adjusted correctly to your requirements, you will wonder how you ever managed without them.
However effective the bridging rein is, sometimes you might prefer to use conventional reins.
The solution is easy, simply undo the strap and remove it completely. You are then left with a pair of superior quality reins, either half lined or full rubber, whichever you prefer.