Alice Reins Awarded Alltech Equine Hero Award

September 19 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Awarded Alltech Equine Hero Award

Jacqui & Alice Edwards of Alice Reins win Alltech Equine Hero Award

Alice Reins founder Jacqui Edwards has won the Alltech Equine Hero Award

I cannot put into words how I felt when my friend of many years Michele Gaskin sent me a message on Facebook asking me to call her because she had some very exciting news for me. I called Michele only to be told that she had nominated me as her Equine Hero!  Michele wrote a story about me and my daughter Alice who rides with one functional hand.  This is the story which Michele sent in which made the final 3 in the judging process.  It was then down to the general public to place their votes and WE WON the Alltech Equine Hero Award. How fantastic!

Alltech has just hosted the World Equestrian Games in Normandy and are a global company, this award means so much as it helps us spread the word of Alice Reins so that we can help more people to ride. Click here for Alice Reins testimonials.

Alltech Equine Hero Award

August’s public vote has now closed.
Congratulations to our August Alltech Equine Hero Award winner Jacqui Edwards! Michele Gaskin from the United Kingdom has nominated Jacqui Edwards as her Equine hero! Michele explains that Jacqui is an inspirational and dedicated mother to her daughter Alice.Alice is passionate about horses and it has always been her dream to be able to ride a horse. Unfortunately this was difficult for Alice as she was born with only one functioning hand. Nonetheless Jacqui was determined to get her daughter riding the way she wanted to, and designed a type of rein which Alice would be able to use. This special set of reins helped Alice to achieve her dream of riding a pony and allowed her to go on to win lots of local pony events!

After seeing the success of her rein design, Jacqui decided that she wanted to help more people and set up a company called Alice Reins. Through this company she sells her special reins for those with lesser grip, such as people suffering from arthritis, those who have had a stroke, or even people who have carpal tunnel or other similar ailments!

Michele finishes by explaining that she “feels that Jacqui is an inspiration and has given much hope and happiness to others through her clever thinking of how to overcome the obstacles faced for those wishing to ride who have disabilities”. This is why Jacqui Edwards is Michele’s Equine Hero!

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Alice Reins Helps 72 Year Old Lady Who Has Had A Major Stroke

May 21 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Helps 72 Year Old Lady Who Has Had A Major Stroke

Alice Reins are ideal for many people – including those who have suffered a major stroke.

Alice Reins Ideal For Major Stroke VictimsA lady called Liz Pears ordered a pair of Alice Reins through our website.  After receiving an order I then email the person to acknowledge their order, explain what happens next and thank them for ordering through Alice Reins.  I also ask them if they would kindly tell me why they have ordered Alice Reins and how they will help them so that this information could help others.

Usually I would hear from the buyer through e-mail, but on this occasion I didn’t hear anything at all other than the order was correct.  I wasn’t worried, I just thought that the buyer wanted their privacy – which is of course fine.

The reins were made and then sent to Liz.  I thought a lot about this order, as I do with all the orders, as I am genuinely interested in the people the Alice Reins go to.

A while went by and then suddenly Liz posted a post including a video to the Alice Reins Facebook page and this is what she sent:

Ruth Cooke, 73 this year, who suffered a major stroke in December 2012 resulting in loss of use of her right side. Ruth has worked hard to be able to ride again on Henry (25) but has always had trouble maintaining a hold on her right rein. We used the Alice reins today for the first time, and what a difference! Thank you so much!

Well done Ruth, such an inspiration!

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Key Features

  • Enables disabled riders of all ages and ability to be able to ride more efficiently, safely and with confidence.

  • Design can be adapted to meet individual specific requirements and needs.

  • Available in 3 widths and 4 lengths, shorter pony length, pony length, cob length and horse and in Black or Brown colours.

  • Invaluable for riders with lesser grip due to Arthritis, Stroke, Carpal Tunnel and generally weak arm muscles.

  • Can be used for all 3 disciplines and also on the hunting field.

  • Will attach to any bridle and are fully adjustable to fit any pony/horse.

  • Excellent teaching aid for all riders of all ages and ability encouraging correct feel of contact in walk, trot and canter.

  • Provides greater control for the strong pony/horse and extremely difficult for pony/horse to pull the reins through the riders' hands.

  • With your hands in the correct position, enables you to concentrate more easily on your position in the saddle.