Alice Reins Helps A Lady With Rheumatoid Arthritis To Ride

July 9 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Helps A Lady With Rheumatoid Arthritis To Ride

Jeanneane Crofts was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis after the birth of her daughter at the age of 27.  Jeanneane has always ridden horses and could not think of a time when she could not.

Alice Reins Ideal for people with Rheumatoid ArthritisJeanneane contacted us in the hope that Alice Reins could help her with her grip as she said that she was finding it difficult due to her hands, Jeanneane found it so frustrating that she was always dropping her contact and getting told off by her instructor!!
We messaged  back telling her that we could indeed help her as Alice Reins’ design could be adapted specifically for peoples’ own needs.    Jeanneane was delighted.  We needed to establish exactly what she needed and quickly learnt that Jeanneane had changed her preferred discipline from Showjumping to Dressage and so requested just one loop on both the left and right rein.

We established that Jeanneanes contact should be 3 feet from the bit. Her current reins were 1″ thick and were too much to hold and so the 5/8″ width Alice Reins were recommended for easier grip of the loops. Jeanneanes horse was 16.3hh and so horse length was needed as he has a long neck.
Our quote for Jeanneanes reins was accepted and paid for and so went into production, she was so excited! When the Alice Reins were completed I posted a picture on our facebook page  so that she could have a sneak peak whilst they were in transit and on their way to her.

Alice Reins Ideal for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis

When Jeanneane received her bespoke Alice Reins she said “They look fab x thank you x”. Unfortunately Jeanneane was having a flair up of her rheumatoid arthritis at the time so couldn’t try them straight away but when she did try them this is what she had to say.

After not being in the saddle for two months, today I road tested my bespoke Alice reins!! They were absolutely brilliant as I’m having a bad arthritis flare up at the moment and they gave me a constant contact with no pain in my wrists or elbows! The hurty part was dismounting!
Thank you so much I am smitten! even if master ludo isn’t!”

We are absolutely delighted to have helped Jeanneane Crofts.

Do you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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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.