Dever Classic National Hunt Race Rubber Grip Reins feature Quality English Leather with Stainless Steel fittings & Equus Rubber Grips.
The unique features with our Race Reins are that the rubber grips are longer, at 32"/81cm, than stanadard rubber grips and are positioned nearer to the bit. This means that when Jockeys are race riding their hands do not come off the grip. All our race reins come with Buckle Billet fastenings, for added safety, and to comply with BHA race rules.
These reins are a must for Racing and Point-to- Pointing.
Most Race Rubber Grip Reins are available with Orange or Brown Grips. The grips feature small pimples for maximum comfort and secure hold in all weather conditions. In addition, some are available with Black Grips.
Black or Brown Leather
5/8"/16mm - Extra Full Race 62"/157cm+
3/4"/19mm - Extra Full Race 62"/157cm+
Classic National Hunt Race Rubber Grip Reins
Leather should be cleaned and conditioned regularly to keep it supple and to prolong its life. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain your bridlework:-
i) Always apply leather conditioner several times before using new tack, this will soften and protect the leather before use.
ii) Remove sweat and grime everytime the bridlework is used, using a slightly damp sponge or cloth.
iii) Re-apply leather conditioner as necessary, climate and use effect this, like watering a plant too much is as bad as too little!
iv) Depending how often you ride, you will need to dismantle your bridle completely for a thorough cleaning periodically. This will involve using leather cleaner (not saddle soap) and the re-application of conditioner.
v) Check the stitching and billets regularly, paying particular attention to where the bit is attached to the bridle at the reins and the cheek pieces, any wear should be repaired, or replaced by a reputable saddler immediately.