Alice Reins Gives Confidence To A Young Girl With One Functional Hand

August 24 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Gives Confidence To A Young Girl With One Functional Hand

Lucy riding with one functional hand using Alice ReinsWe were contacted by a lovely lady called Joanne Hodge who told me about her lovely daughter Lucy.  Lucy is very similar to my daughter Alice and she has just one functional hand on her left.  Lucy could not grip with her right hand. Joanne called me to tell me all about Lucy and the difficulties she had.

Lucy had lost her confidence when riding as she was unable to control her pony and so became more and more frustrated not being able to ride as others did.  Joanne and I discussed the width and length Lucy would need her reins and I assured Joanne that they would really make a difference to Lucy and her riding.  Lucy’s Alice Reins were made and sent to her.


This is what Lucy had to say:

“I’m Lucy and I am 12 years old I started riding when I was at the age of 10. I was very stressed and felt unsafe with my side reins tied together using a flash until my Mam discovered Alice Reins so I give them a go. Now I can do everything I can even do jumps now I’m a lot happier and much more confident. I have better control of Paddy.

Thank you Alice Reins 
From Lucy xxx “

Lucy’s confidence has soared since riding with her Alice Reins her Mum Joanne had this to say:

“These reins are fantastic they have given Lucy the confidence she needed thank you Alice reins xx”

“Gorgeous lucy is a confident rider thanks to her Alice Reins :)) xx”


We are thrilled to have been able to help Lucy and make such a difference to her riding life. Could we help you too?

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Alice Reins Help A Talented Rider Missing Her Left Arm Below The Elbow

July 20 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Help A Talented Rider Missing Her Left Arm Below The Elbow

We were contacted by a lovely lady called Karen Gosney telling us she knew a young lady at her yard who was missing her left arm below the elbow who she wanted to help.  The young lady is 14 year old Chloe Streeter.  Karen spoke very highly of Chloe saying she was an excellent rider but found it difficult to hold her reins on her left side.  Karen asked us if we could help.  We told her yes we could.

After a few emails back and forth Karen and I established the width and length for a pair of bespoke Alice Reins for Chloe.  I then designed Chloes’ Alice Reins specifically for her placing loops on the left rein with measurements provided by Karen.  Chloes’ reins were made and sent to her. Here is what Chloe had to say:

Chloe Streeter missing her left arm below the elbow using Alice Reins

I don’t really know how to start this but here it goes… before i had Alice Reins the rein on the left used to slip through my arm which led me to either loosing my rein or having to pull my right hand out to pull the rein back through my arm, but that is a distant memory. With Alice Reins they have 3 loops on the left rein and a normal rein on the right, I find them much easier to ride with, they have helped improve my balance and now gives me an even contact in the horses mouth as long as i keep my hand and arm level. they are also adjustable at the bottom of the rein so i can ride horses and ponies with them.

I have also made a friend for life someone that i can talk to about problems and just a general friend Alice xxx

Thank you to Alice, Jacqui, Alice Reins, and Karen for getting them for me xx

Chloe Streeter missing her left arm below the elbow using Alice Reins


Pictured left are Chloe and pony Harry.  This is how Chloe holds her left rein!  We think that Chloe is amazing and she has said that she absolutely loves her new reins!

Karen sent this message when Chloe first tried her reins…

“Hi jacquie. Chloe Streeters first time with her new reins. She said they were amazing !! I’m sure she will send you more photos. Thank you so much.”


 Below is a video of Chloe riding Harry.

“They have made a huge difference to her riding and everybody comments on the difference. Thank you Alice-reins xx”

We like to keep in touch with all our Alice Reins riders, it is so wonderful to see their progress!

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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.