More Pros Comment on Rein-Aid®
Don Andrews and I train Fjordhorses to drive for Beaver Dam Farm in
Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This Spring, Carol mentioned the Rein-Aids.
I never heard tell of this product before, so thought I would try it.
I really love the product, and now wouldn't drive young horses without
the Rein-Aids attached. They help give me a nice soft feeling on the
reins, and helps get the horses on the bit much easier. I like how I
can go from a trot down to a walk much smoother. They allow me to settle
a horse down much quicker, and work good on the half halts. They would
be great for people who have heavy hands, and I highly recommend them
for beginner drivers. I really love them. Don
Andrews, Driving Trainer at Beaver
Dam Farm Fjords, Nova Scotia
found them to be both horse and rider friendly and not a gimmick at
all, but a great tool to improve a riders understanding of the contact.
They were used on snaffle bridles as well as one horse with a side pull
hackamore and on a variety of breeds with varying temperments. The overall
result was everyone wanted a pair to improve their equitation and to
support their horses comfort during those times when you say "sorry"
for an unintentional rude rein aid." Bruce
Graham, Instructor, eDressage.com
"I highly recommend
the use of Rein-Aid® to all beginner and intermediate riders. It
softens the contact from rein to mouth and teaches the rider softer
feelings. Over my career of over 40 years with Arabian and Anglo Arabians,
in the field of Dressage and Hunter/Jumper, I have tested and tried
many devices to assist horse and/or rider to become one. The Rein-Aid®
is one of the best inventions in the last 25 years to come on the market.
It is kind to horses and riders. At our breeding/training facility we
use it on most young horses and on some spoiled "pullers"
as well as many of our students and apprentices are using it. Thank
you for making this advice available." J.Leslie Wagschal,
Breeder / Trainer, Shalom Farm Arabians Inc
be new but it's definitely a legitimate product. I've seen amateurs
performance improve significantly with Rein-Aid®."-Marcia
Kulak, New York ( Marcia Kulak is an allround horsewoman who
competes and coaches eventers, jumpers and hunters, she was short-listed
for 1992 Olympic 3-day team and in 1999 she won Cosequin Winter Equestrian
Festival pre-green circuit championship,her multiple students excell
at A-rated shows)
comments provided here by Professionals have NOT been obtained
through payment. They were provided because the Professional
uses & believes in the benefits of the Rein-Aid® products.
only do I love Rein-Aid® for all my students but I ride all my horses
with it. They go really sweetly with Rein-Aid®"-
Stephen Bradley, Virginia (Stephen has represented the United
States in the Barcelona Olympic Games and has won many international
3-day events,he now trains horses and riders to the highest level at
Elysian Hills Equestrian Center.)
"It's so nice to
have a system to assist the connection between horse and rider ,I HATE
artificial gadgets but Rein-Aid® is different because it
doesn't change the headset ,it just improves the contact between the
hand and the horses mouth. Horses love them !"-Cathy Whitehouse,
Virginia (Cathy has a huge following of dedicated
students and with over 30 years coaching dressage she believes the learning
Rein-Aid® at various clinics that I teach, I've found it
really explains the feel of an elastic contact. I also see horses improve
as it allows a sympathetic connection that they wouldn't otherwise experience.
I LOVE IT !" - Karen O'Conner, 7 times leading USCTA Lady
Rider of the year, Olympic silver Medalist and winner of numerous international
three-day events including the Rolex CCI****
"We like to jump
our horses on a loose rein, but some of the horses like to quicken
the last three strides. I tried Rein-Aid® and am very impressed,
I can keep my hands quiet in the approach and the elastic keeps the
horses soft and they don't grab at me. I use it on all my horses that
are a little "hot" and now they sell faster because our rounds are
smoother and the horses easier to ride.Thanks Rein-Aid®!" - Helen
Richards, Professional trainer and horse dealer, VA
helps the rider establish a vital basic necessary for all levels
of performance...correct contact. I recommend it to all trainers
riders who like their horses relaxed, supple, and connected."
- Hilda Gurney, Olympic Medalist and dressage coach.
"I believe trust is important
for all horse and rider combinations. Ive found Elasto-Rein® increases
the horses trust in the rider and improves the consistency of their
performance" - David OConnor, Olympic
" I recently tried Rein-Aid®
on my Intermediate Level event horse. He became more willing than usual
to seek contact and keep it there. Rein-Aid is helping me keep my hands
independent. I also use the Elasto-Rein® on a new horse sent to
me for re-training. He is very worried about taking contact and jumps
away from the leg. When I used the Elasto-Rein®s on him, he really
softened his attitude, and, took a confident hold on both reins. When
he lands over a jump he is normally very defensive ( his former rider
had very heavy, abrupt hands). After several jumps using the Elasto-Rein®,
he began to land softer and calmer. These reins will really help me
to re-train him." -Jennifer Joyce, International
Level 3-day Eventer.
"Rein-Aid® is phenomenal,
I have them on all my lesson horses! I have adults who pull, kids who
pull, and Rein-Aid® is seriously helping everybody!"
-Meagan Quitko, Hunter/Jumper Trainer
"I think the
Rein-Aid® and the Elasto-Rein® are wonderful, several of my
students have improved dramatically with their use. They really increase
the consistency of the connection and encourage horses to stay round
and through." -Jim Graham, International Level competitor