Thank you for sending the double attachment so swiftly – I had time to try it the day before the competition.
We had a great 2 days with scores of 74.38% and 83.16% breaking our personal best of 81% – very happy and we became the SW Para Dressage Reserve Champions! A great result at our first attempt!!
I will send you some photos as soon as I have them.
Thanks again for all of your help and advice, the future looks bright!
Para Dressage Rider Diane Green
Thanks Alice Reins for my bespoke reins for tiny hands! Just big enough for one finger in each to steer my ponies. Thank you! Can’t survive without my loops 🙂
International ParaDressage Rider TeamGBR – Erin Orford
Received my reins today, thanks so much they are brilliant, absolutely fantastic and they look great, they look amazing thanks again.
International Showjumper Team GBR – Lisa Hickey
Just had my first lesson today, my reins are totally brilliant, I should have got them before, really happy with them, I think they are brilliant.
I love my Alice Reins.
Hi there, 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
I had been meaning to get in touch with you ! Yes she is getting the hang of them for sure. It was a bit awkward at first as her little arm is so short compared to her other arm, it meant the reins were very high and this was making the pony turn to the left ! I actually brought her to a different instructor last week and had an individual lesson with him just to give her more time on her own (the normal lessons can have up to 6 children which means that she can only ride in very short bursts). This lesson went really well and the instructor was very happy with her and impressed with the reins. I will probably do a few more individual lessons until she really gets the hang of them i think. I will get you some photos of her asap and send them on to you !Thanks again for thinking of us and be in touch very soon!Stephanie Ronan
Just though I’d let you know your reins make such a difference. I’m still fiddling with the length adjustment as I’m working Zenit in lower and higher outlines.
I will send you pics soon but as a professional in the equine industry and owning a grey I simply can’t send you a pic until he is clipped and clean.
I promise it will be soon.
On of my clients I teach has Parkinson’s disease, she tried your reins in a lesson and will hopefully get her own pair!!
Joanna E Brown
Hi Jacqui, Evie has used her Alice Reins today and was beaming from ear to ear it’s opened up a whole new world for her. I can’t thank you enough. She’s been asking to come and visit Alice but I’ve had to explain you aren’t just down the road !!! Bless her. She’s watched your video over and over too. Please tell Alice what an inspiration she has been for Evie.
Thank you thank you thank you
Love Sally, Duncan, Evie & Henry
“Hey just an update about my reins, I find them so easy to get a long with they have definitely made my life a lot easier xxxx”
“They have made a huge difference to her riding and everybody comments on the difference. Thank you Alice Reins xx”
“Hi Jacquie. Chloe Streeters first time with her new Alice Reins. She said they were amazing !! I’m sure she will send you more photos. Thank you so much.”
“Amazing product to help young and old riders.”
“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 not pain in my wrists or elbows! The hurty part was dismounting!!!! Thank you so much I am smitten! even if master ludo isn’t!!!”
“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!”
“Lucy using her Alice Reins she thinks they are fantastic, wish we had them years ago!! Thank you Jacqui Edwards :)) x”
Jodie is absolutely thrilled with her new reins.
Big thank you and hope to meet you and Alice soon.
“Hi JacquiGot the Alice Reins yesterday, Jack had his lesson today did really well with them , will take some pics next week and hopefully video !!! They are great thanks so much .Amanda and Jack xx”Amanda Fullerton
“Hello Jacqui Thank you for the reins, I have enjoyed using them and they have been very useful to help with my problem. I have also recommended them to my therapist so that she can suggest them to other riders. I will take pictures or video for you when I have someone to hand to help .The design is the best I have come across by far, they are better than those with a single loop as the rider can adjust rein length and they adjust well at the bottom so this does not interfere with the hands or rub the horses neck. If I was to be picky then I would say the third loop (closest to the horse) could do with being a little longer as for me to hold this rein in the canter makes the reins too short so I stick to the middle loop and ride with my hands a little closer to my body. I am really pleased to have found a product that works and is made by someone who is passionate about it and wants it to work to help others. I will keep you posted on my progress as I have put in for BD dispensation to be allowed to use these reins during competition so fingers crossed.
“First ride tonight with my new Alice Reins cannot thank you enough my hands were much less painful as i don’t have to force them to try and grip the reins. Taffy went really well in them as well will get you pictures when I have a friend with me x”
“Gorgeous Lucy is a confident rider thanks to her Alice Reins :)) xx”
“These reins are fantastic they have given Lucy the confidence she needed thank you Alice reins xx”
“Hi Jackie Lucy has so much more fun while hacking out these days she has so much more control and ride’s much safer we cannot express enough how wonderful the Alice reins are we are so grateful”
” I’m getting really well with my reins thank you so much Jacqui Edwards” Lol well what can I say … Thank you so much Jaqui Alice and Karen they were brilliant the reins didn’t slip through my arm because of the loops and I found them really easy to get on with I can’t wait to do my first walk trot test with them and the stunning Archie thanks again xxxx
” Thank you Alice Reins these are the best things ever they have totally changed my life with horses! “
“Hi, I’ve used my Alice Reins today for the first time, we went for a hack round the road and across the field, I felt a lot safer knowing I had three different length rubber loops I could hold if I need to, even with no feeling in my left hand! Thank you for your all your help.x”
“Hi jacqui, I’ve sent you a message and photo your Alice Reins Facebook . They are brilliant! At last some reins that work! Xx”
I received my Alice Reins yesterday and they are beautiful! I can hardly wait to try them out. As soon as I do I will send you photos/video. Thanks you for such quality craftsmanship…plus, they smell so good!
JenJennifer Peterson (Minnesota USA)Hi
Well, she loves them!!! Played about to get them to the right length (think this clip was from when we had them too long!) and she had a great ride.
Thank you again
KateKate Stewart“Hi Jacqui
This is a photo of me and Tim today out hacking, they are so much easier and reduce the pressure on my hand thank you so much x”Sophia Khas
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.