NATURAL RIDER DECORATIVE ROMEL ROPE REINS WITH LEATHER AND KNOTWORK DETAILING
These reins continue to gain popularity in western circles as riders head back to more traditional methods of horsemanship.
Romel Reins are a continuous rope rein with the addition of a long tailpiece that can be used for several purposes including for more refined communication between horse and rider. This is due to the placement of the rein in relation to the hands which is known to improve straightness for the rider for improved posturing through encouraging the hands to be more forward. This style of rein has also historically been used for neck reining, in addition to the shoo fly/giddy-up rope being used to encourage a more even gait and more balanced lope from the rhythmic movement swinging onto the horses wither and flanks, to name just a few reasons to use a Romel Rein.
This style of rein was made famous by vaquero cowboys when mustering and riding for long periods due to its relaxed and comfortable features and also showed off their refined communication skills with their horses due to what looks like decorative knots but each one acts as extra cue to the neck of the horse for more in-depth level of communication, along with the minimal movement of the rider's hand to create more precise, lighter signals to the horse.
As the knots have another purpose too, which is to add weight and balance to the reins. Our Romel reins are all made with decorative knots braided onto the first 45cm of each rein and can come with a choice of 1, 2 or 3 knots per side, made to the rider's personal custom preferences. The knots also help to keep the body of the rein off the horse's neck to protect the rein from sweat. They put a little extra pressure on the side of the neck as the rein lays against it when cueing for a turn with the rein, where the horse can feel the knots lightly resting on his neck and responds better to them than with plain reins.
Our Natural Rider Romel Reins are made from our best quality mediumweight purpose-made horsemanship rope that is soft to handle for horse and hands as well as being hardwearing to provide many years of service.
These reins can be custom made to your lengths, snap hardware and colour preferences, including both leather and knotwork detailing as shown below.
ROPE COLOURS :
Neon green/black weave
Black/multi flecks of red, purple and blue
LEATHER COLOURS: Black or Brown
SNAP CHOICES: Solid Brass Or Stainless Steel
KNOT WORK COLOURS: Black, Tan, Purple, Aquablue or Red
It takes a lot of time and skill to make these stunning reins which are reflected in the quality
and "feel" for both horse and rider.
PRICE IS $189 -Plus shipping