December 16 2015
Alice Reins are now officially RDA approved for use
We are delighted to announce that Alice Reins have now been Riding for the Disabled Association – RDA approved for use.
Since the launch of Alice Reins Ltd we have designed bespoke Alice Reins not only for individuals for their specific needs but also for RDA centres and Therapeutic Riding Centres. These centres need sensory reins made from softer material other than leather.
Although Alice Reins have been approved for use by the RDA we must stress that at competition level, for some classified riders, loop reins are not allowed. Therefore we would advise that you check whether or not you need dispensation for use.
For further information about Alice Reins products please contact us HERE or call us on 01780 751976 or 07734566861 and we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements.
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September 8 2015
New Alice Reins Double Reins For The Disabled Rider And Those With Poor Grip
Here they are! Our New Alice Reins Double Reins!
We have had many people ask if we could design a pair of double Alice Reins. One of our riders had already purchased a pair of Alice Reins and asked us this:
“Please would you make me a set so I can use his double bridle for when we compete BD elementary and coloured classes ??? Can this be done ?”
It all started like this….
Last year in November I had an accident, stupid really, I slipped getting out of my truck put my hand out to grab the fence and missed. Resulting in a snapped left thumb and ulna collateral ligament.
I was operated on the following day and had mitek bone anchors screwed in.
I spent 13 weeks in a cast and have it fused in a ‘ wine glass ‘ position. Which unfortunately leaves me with very little grip. I have a Bauerfeind splint to wear to protect it.
I was given the go ahead by my orthopaedic surgeon to ride, because I nagged him! But yesterday I took my youngster up the mountain and discovered quickly that I couldn’t stop as I had no grip, how stupid was I! Anyway my husband was reading the BD forum and discovered your company so by having a loop I can pull with my fingers.
So hopefully you will be able to help me, I next need to apply to BD to be able to use them.
Paula was thrilled with her first Alice Reins and had this to say:
Well it’s been a month or so ago since I purchased the Alice Reins and thought now was a good time to report back.
You may remember we chatted about my injury (snapped thumb and Ulna Collateral Ligament) that required surgery to fuse with mitek bone anchors leaving my thumb in a ‘wine glass’ position with no grip.
Well I can honestly say what a marvellous set of reins! They are lovely quality and I like the fact you can personalise them. Just the correct length and fully adjustable.
This morning I took my youngster Red pictured below for a long hack with several other horses, exciting times!
I must admit I was a little concerned when they cantered I would have little control, I needn’t of worried … I had full control it was easy to switch to the shorter loop and managed to keep an even contact, even being brave enough to pop a small log!
So thank you Jacqui for all your help. My outhopedic surgeon Mr Rogers has written an email for British Dressage for a dispensation which is being sorted so I will be out competing again soon.
Please would you make me a set so I can use his double bridle for when we compete BD elementary and coloured classes ??? Can this be done ?
Mrs Paula Joyce. & Red xx
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