How to Tie Your Reins for Lunging

Have you ever been in a hurry to lunge your horse, maybe before a lesson or a show? You already have your horse tacked up and ready to go, and you want to give him one last workout. He’s already wearing his bridle and you don’t have time to switch him into his cavesson. What do you do?

That’s an easy fix! You can simply tie the reins under his chin and into the throat latch of his bridle. 

Here’s how:

First, unclasp the throat latch from your horse’s bridle. Take your reins in one hand, facing your horse from the side. Grab the reins 8-10 inches away from the bit, so that the rest of the reins are touching his neck.

Take an equal amount of the remaining rein in your other hand, and bring them up to your horse’s chin.

The reins should be laying on top of each other at this point. Next you can take both sets of reins (the ones looped near your horse’s neck, and the one’s looped near his chin), into the hand that is under his chin. Loop the remaining rein around the two sets of reins, bringing them closer together. Be sure that you don’t twist your reins as you’re doing this.

Once you have 3-4 inches of rein left, you can tuck that tail into your set of looped reins. It should look like this:

For the final step, you can slide your throat latch through the loops at the end and clasp it back!

Happy lunging 🙂 

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Remember, we always recommend lunging with a cavesson for beginner lungers. If you’re interested in learning more about how lunging training can be beneficial for your horse, click here:

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