Angus Barrett Saddlery Split Reins are made from first-grade harness leather and the hides used are hand-selected by Angus for their natural weight. Some are then split to assist in creating a special, weighted feel. The weight is concentrated around the bit and the tail of the rein, while the centre of the rein, where it is held, is thinned to create an easy, soft hold.
Angus Barrett Saddlery Split Reins are also available either fully stitched, or fully stitched and lined.
The fully stitched split reins are designed to be used for neck reining or just to give that special feel. The stitching creates extra body and stiffness and stronger, longer lasting reins.
The lined reins are lined with an extra piece of leather to produce an even heavier rein, ideally suited to neck reining and showing.
Before the reins leave the workshop, they are hand finished by Angus and his team with a treatment that is designed to specifically enhance and protect that product. We work to ensure that all Angus Barrett products are ready for work or show.
The Angus Barrett Saddlery Split Reins are made from first grade harness leather that has been oiled and is ready for use.
With use, if the Split Reins become dry, we recommend using a surface leather dressing, like the Angus Barrett Leather Dressing, to condition it.
We recommend that you do not use any oil to care for your Angus Barrett leather product.
If the Split Reins require cleaning, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Please note that most leather products will darken with age, use and after dressing.