Western Horse Reins

Reins are the pieces of equipment that connect the horse's bit to the rider's hands for proper control and guidance while riding. And because they are used to hold a powerful horse back, it's vital to have well-designed, durable and dependable reins. Discover popular choices from top brands at South Texas Tack.

We believe the more options, the better! This is why you can browse through hundreds of our fabulous styles, materials, colors, widths and thicknesses of reins. From rubber and laced to leather and nylon reins, you'll have the opportunity to find the best fit for your specific needs. 

Whether you're searching for a western rein or split reins, you'll undoubtedly find what you're looking for in our extensive horse rein collection. Discover the best reins for your horse at prices that fit your budget when you shop at South Texas Tack today!

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STT Water Loops 5/8
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
STT Water Loops 5/8"

Water loops made of Hermann Oak leather. They are 5/8 of an inch. The strings are latigo leather. These water loops comes as a pair. 

$4.95
STT Water Loop Strings .25
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
STT Water Loop Strings .25"x12" Pair

These water loop strings come in pairs. They are ¼ inch by 12 inch. These water loop strings are made of premium latigo leather.

$2.95
5/8
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
5/8" X 8' EXTRA HEAVY HARNESS LEATHER SPLIT REINS

This STT exclusive is cut from selected extra heavy harness hides. These split reins have a heavy tail and measure 5/8" by 8".

 

Extra heavy harness hides

5/8"

8"

$46.99
Martha Josey Knot Reins
BEAGLEY BRAIDING
Martha Josey Knot Reins

  • Knotted barrel reins.
  • Measures 7ft 7in in length.
  • Available in assorted colors.

$34.99
Mustang 1/2 Split Reins
MUSTANG
Mustang 1/2 Split Reins

Mustang 1/2" x 8' round nylon braided split reins with leather water straps and leather poppers. This rein has a very soft, comfortable feel in hand. Water straps measure 5/8 Inch.

$29.99
Mustang Mecate Rein
MUSTANG
Mustang Mecate Rein

The 1/2″ x 23′ Mecate is crafted from soft, yet durable Mountain cord. It features a natural braided button, horse hair tassel and a leather popper tail. This versatile piece of equipment can be used for groundwork preparation and once mounted the excess can be used to correct mild misbehaviors.

$29.99
Mustang Braided Barrel Racing Rein
MUSTANG
Mustang Braided Barrel Racing Rein

Braided barrel racing rein made by Mustang. These are flat barrel racing reins that are braided and measure ¾ of an inch by 8 feet. The reins come with four easy grip knots and the hardware is brass plated. 

$19.99
STT 5/8 Doubled and Stitched Harness Reins
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
STT 5/8 Doubled and Stitched Harness Reins

STT 5/8 Doubled and Stitched Harness Reins are very durable reins. They are hand rubbed edges and are specially treated for a broke-in feel. These are hand sewn and oiled reins that are only available at STT. 

STT

5/8

Doubled and Stitched

Harness Reins 

Oiled

$79.95
Professional Choice 5/8 Pineapple Knot Latigo Roping Rein
PROFESSIONAL CHOICE
Professional Choice 5/8 Pineapple Knot Latigo Roping Rein

Professional Choice 5/8 Pineapple Knot Latigo Roping Rein is a burgundy latigo rein with scalloped quick-change pineapple knot loop. this had nickel plated trigger snap. 

 

 

Professional Choice

5/8

Pineapple Knot

Latigo

Roping Rein 

Nickel Plated 

$34.99
Professional Choice 1/2
PROFESSIONAL CHOICE
Professional Choice 1/2" Pineapple Knot Latigo Roping Rein

Professional Choice 1/2" Pineapple Knot Latigo Roping Rein is a burgundy latigo rein with scalloped quick-change pineapple knot loop. this had nickel plated trigger snap. 

 

 

Professional Choice

1/2"

Pineapple Knot

Latigo

Roping Rein 

Nickel Plated 

$31.99
STT 1/2
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
STT 1/2" Extra Heavy Premium Oiled Harness Reins

STT 5/8" Extra Heavy Premium Oiled Harness Reins are made in the South Texas Tack Saddle Shop at our Brenham, TX location. They are cut from the heaviest Hermann Oak hides available, edged, hand rubbed , and oiled for a superior feel and finish. These are the best reins we have to offer here at STT!

STT

1/2"

Extra Heavy

Premium Oiled

Harness Reins

Made here at the STT Saddle Shop

$59.95
STT 5/8
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
STT 5/8" Extra Heavy Premium Oiled Harness Reins

STT 5/8" Extra Heavy Premium Oiled Harness Reins are made in the South Texas Tack Saddle Shop at our Brenham, TX location. They are cut from the heaviest Hermann Oak hides available, edged, hand rubbed , and oiled for a superior feel and finish. These are the best reins we have to offer here at STT!

STT

5/8"

Extra Heavy

Premium Oiled

Harness Reins

Made here at the STT Saddle Shop

Hermann Oak 

Oiled and hand rubbed

Reins can come between 7 1/2 to 8 feet. 

$59.95
South Texas Tack German Martingale with Barrel Reins
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
South Texas Tack German Martingale with Barrel Reins

The H846 German Martingale from Berlin Custom Leather is made from Hermann Oak harness leather with solid brass hardware and hand rubbed edges. 

  • Solid Brass Hardware
  • 5/8" x 8' barrel style reins.
  • 1/4" Nylon Rope
  • A must have for training!

$89.99
South Texas Tack German Martingale with Split Reins
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
South Texas Tack German Martingale with Split Reins

The H845 Leather German Martingale is made from Hermann Oak harness leather. 
 

  • Solid Brass Hardware and Hand Rubbed Edges
  • Weighted/Balanced 5/8" x 8' Split Reins
  • 1/4" Nylon Rope

 

$99.99
Professional Choice 16 Plait Brown with Natural Buttons Romal Reins
PROFESSIONAL CHOICE
Professional Choice 16 Plait Brown with Natural Buttons Romal Reins

Professional Choice braided rawhide, Oklahoma style romal reins.  16 plait, over 8 3/4 feet length with popper, and 48" front.

 

Rawhide romal reins

Brown with natural

16 plait

Over 8 3/4 feet

Includes popper

48" front

$152.99
Mustang Cable Knotted Barrel Reins Assorted Colors
MUSTANG
Mustang Cable Knotted Barrel Reins Assorted Colors

  • Mustang Manufacturing
  • Braided Nylon Barrel Rein
  • 3/4 x 8 5
  • Knotted
  • Round braided between the Knots

$32.99
STT Premium Latigo Roping Rein with Snap - 5/8
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
STT Premium Latigo Roping Rein with Snap - 5/8"

5/8" Roping Rein with double silver trigger snaps. Brown harness leather. This is a great addition to your tack supplies for your horse.

 

 

 

5/8" roping rein

single snap

Brown harness leather

 

 

$26.99
STT Premium Latigo 8' Roping Rein with Snap - 1/2
SOUTH TEXAS TACK
STT Premium Latigo 8' Roping Rein with Snap - 1/2"

Here is a great addition to your STT latigo rein with snap. The 1/2" x 8' gives the horse the give to move around. This has a single snap and brown harness leather.

 

 

1/2"x8' roping rein

Single snap

Brown harness leather

$24.99
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Horse Reins for Every Style

Horse reins are an essential mode of communication between a horse and its rider. They are used to cue and control direction and speed, so choosing the right reins for horses can make all the difference between a great ride and a complete disaster. South Texas Tack has a wide range of horse reins for sale to suit every style of riding.

Leather Reins vs. Rope Reins for Horses

Leather reins for horses should be soft, supple enough to lay nicely and easy to hold. Low-quality leather tends to be stiff and isn't worth the money. Steer clear of poor-quality rope reins too. Subpar rope tends to fray, and the ragged condition makes the reins more likely to attract burrs, etc. Rope reins are wider and softer on your hands than leather reins but will absorb more water or sweat.

Regardless of whether you choose leather reins or rope horse reins, you want to make sure you are buying quality materials, especially with split reins. You'll find many cheap horse reins for sale, but despite their low price, they are typically not a good value because of their poor quality.

It's best to choose a high-quality leather, or a thick marine-type or braided rope, with a good weight because reins made from inexpensive, lightweight materials make it harder for your horse to feel the rein and respond to your rein aids.

FAQs About Horse Reins

Below are some common questions about reins for horses. You can find additional information on our FAQ Page or contact us. We're happy to help!

What Are the Most Common Types of Horse Reins For Sale?

Horse reins are pieces of tack that help riders guide and signal their animals. They are attached to the bit or headstall with one end, and the rider holds the other. The four most common Western horse reins are:

  • Split Reins
  • Roping Reins
  • Romal Reins
  • Mecate Reins and Bosal

How Do I Choose the Right Kind of Horse Rein?

Western reins typically come in split reins and closed reins. The type of horse reins you choose depends on your riding style and personal preference.

Split reins are not attached to each other, so they allow you to hold each end individually as well as together in one hand. Split reins are the most versatile type of horse rein. — they allow you to apply a neck rein, direct your horse using one rein, hold the reins in different positions and more.

Split reins are usually longer than looped reins, are highly adjustable and should be sized for your horse. Many riders like that if you happen to drop one of the split reins, it cannot get caught on the horse's leg.

Closed reins are a single continuous loop and are excellent choices for trail riding, barrel racing and other performance events. Less experienced riders may prefer closed reins for horses because they are easier to hold, and there isn't a loose end that can be dropped. They're typically used by ropers or people racing in speed events.

What Should My Roping Reins' Length Be?

Roping reins for horses need to be long enough to handle the various maneuvers you'll be doing when roping. The roping reins' length depends on the event and your personal preference.

Choose a horse rein that lets you ride with a loose rein and relaxed hands. Split reins generally are between 7' and 9' long and range from 1/2" or 5/8" inch wide. Cotton, nylon and leather roping reins frequently have snaps on the ends so you can attach them to the bit easily and buckles to adjust the length.

Do You Have a Rewards Program?

Yes. When you join Let's Rope, you'll receive one point for every dollar you spend. You'll receive a $5.00 credit to our account after earning 250 points. You'll also receive a subscription to our quarterly newsletter and more.

Shop Quality Reins for Horses

When you want top-notch horse reins at affordable prices, look no further than South Texas Tack. From leather roping reins and braided rope reins for horses to saddle pads and chaps, you'll find just what you need. Discover the best horse reins for sale online — shop today!