Different Horseback Riding Rein Holds

Different Horseback Riding Rein Holds



hello my name is Kristy Landwehr and I have a safety tip brought to you by the certified horsemanship Association today we have Libby who's my assistant she's from Asbury University and we also have registered American Quarter Horse diesel so a bunch of different types of rain holes primarily based on what you're going to be doing with the horse and also based on the type of bridle you have in the horse's mouth so as you can see today we have a snaffle bridle a snaffle bridle is a direct brain pressure bridle where you need to have pressure equally on both reins and there's also a few other things there which we'll talk about in just a moment where you don't necessarily have to have direct pressure but most of the time that's what it's used for so the traditional way of holding when you have rains like this which are set up in a Western format that you can hold your split reins is what's called the bridge you can put your pinkies down in between like this or you can hold like this and you can work the horse's mouth accordingly that's called the bridge another way is if you have this and this let's say we're actually on an English bridle you're writing English these would be connected at the bottom normally by a buckle they would be put it's called the bite of the rein on that opposite side and you would hold them like this with your thumbs up word and pointing towards the horses ears and again with light contact on the horses now and this would be what you would do for English once again the pinkies can be on the outside of the reins like this or on the inside like that the next type of rein hold that I would like to demonstrate today is what's called a trainers raid hold oftentimes of the trainer's raid hold this is where a trainer is teaching the horse to go in between a snaffle to a curb so they're starting to teach one rein type of holding for a trainers hold you gather the reins in your hand like this in a fist and you're able to adjust like this to start to do a little bit of a direct as well as move your hand up the neck so the bit does not are the reins do not make contact with a bit and be able to start the neck reining process once again this is called the trainer's hold now I want to talk to you today a little bit about what we would do if this horse had on bridal Acker bridal works off of leverage versus direct pressure like a snaffle does so based on that the reins are attached to the bottom of a shank and therefore you have action that occurs with leverage so you always want a longer and looser rein when we're working off of those so these are called split reins as they're not connected at the bottom so how you would hold for a Western split rein hold if I have them in my right hand I would want the bite or the excess of my rein on the on the same side as my hand again you see that little bit of a loop in the ring drape from the ring if I have it on my left bee in my left hand and again I would have the bite on the same side as my hands and I would be holding it like this right in front of the pommel of the saddle and able to do my neck reining just really lightly right there the last one I want to talk about today is a rimmel so let's imagine for a moment that these reins were actually connected normally they're connected with silver or other types of things down on the bottom a rimmel hold if that was attached you would hold it like an ice-cream cone so you hold it in your left hand with your right hand like this back on your thigh normally or you can hold it in your right hand making sure not to twist again with your left hand down here on your thigh when you hold and it would be held like an ice-cream cone and once again you would want a little bit more of a drapey rein because you're working off of leverage and not direct contact so in summary there are many different types of rain holds based entirely on what you're doing with your horse what your goals are for that horse the type of bridle that they have in the in your horse's mouth and what your plans are and I would like to thank today diesel and Libby for being so wonderful and patient during a safety tip from certified horsemanship Association

One Reply to “Different Horseback Riding Rein Holds”

  1. I love the bridge method! Thank you so much for helping me. I'm preparing for a show and last minute they said we had to ride with split reins! Thanks again! 😘

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