Reins: Your Lifeline of Communication

Our equine athlete partners are great communicators if we just listen.  One way of communicating with our horses is through our reins.  Reins are not meant to just control our horses, but instead are a means of feeling what the horse is saying.  There are many types and styles of reins, but one thing remains the same, reins are a lifeline to communication to our horses as we ride.

Reins are vital in our horses understanding what we are asking of them.  For a horse to be responsive to our requests, the type of reins is critical.  A quality rein has some body and weight to it, which allows a horse to respond quicker as it can feel our request more easily as well as feel our release quicker as well.  As a rider, you will feel more confident in your ride if you have a great rein that is comfortable to you as well as one that is functional.


Martin Saddlery prides itself in craftsmanship that is second to none in that our leather reins have that “broken-in” feel the minute you begin using them.  We have a special process that makes the leather of the reins soft, subtle, and feel as though you have used them for ages.  We use only high quality harness leather, paired with exceptional hardware that will stand the test of time.  Our leather reins vary from split reins, roping reins, braided leather, quick change reins, latigo laced reins, plait braided reins to biothane and leather reins.

Along with our top-notch leather reins, we also offer a variety of other styles of reins.  Whether you are looking for the quick pickup and release of the braided rein, mule tape reins, hand braided nylon reins, braided nylon reins with knots, or our blended mohair barrel reins you will be surprisingly pleased with the next level of reins.


No matter the need of reins, we go the extra mile to ensure that our reins will fit your needs.  Not all reins are created equal and the feel of your communication device cannot be measured online.  Martin Saddlery specializes in a quality product that has an immense feel that is pleasing to both you and your horse.  For all of Martin Saddlery’s reins, checkout and visit your local Martin dealer to feel for yourself what sets our reins apart from others.


For Contact:
Hannah Haugen
Public Relations Coordinator

Get Connected

According to Gandhi you should “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, and learn as if you were to live forever”.  As horse enthusiasts, connecting with other horsemen is a constant source of learning for those who share a passion for horses.  By definition, a connection is a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.  In the horse industry we are all connected despite many disciplines or interests.

Benjamin Franklin says “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I’ll remember, involve me and I learn”.  Martin Saddlery is the “Company Cowboys Keep” and strives to involve all people with an interest in the equine world through many outlets.  Some of those outlets in which you can connect with other riders are through our many social media outlets such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

If you would like to connect with other equestrians like yourself, you should check out Martin Saddlery on Instagram at _martinsaddlery.  Here you can investigate people of other disciplines, see the latest products, read and watch success stories of the industry’s leading professionals, as well as the success stories of riders just like you using Martin Saddlery products to aid their equine partners.

Our Facebook page is dedicated to a wide range of posts in which you can be involved with all areas of the equestrian lifestyle.  Whether you are trail riding, training horses, competing, or just learning about horses, you will find a plethora of resources on our Facebook page.  You will be able to interact with people in all disciplines while having access to many resources that might benefit you as a rider.

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Another outlet for you to be a part of Martin Saddlery is YouTube.  Our YouTube channel has videos ranging from informational training videos, to explanations of the research and product development behind our top-notch products, to our professional endorsees competing in the events they love.

Martin Saddlery also will help you link with other people who share common passions through Twitter.  You will find us on Twitter by searching @MartinSaddlery.  Follow our tweets so that you can network with experts from our company, experts within a variety of disciplines, as well as check out the latest innovations in all of our products, and discover horsemen from all different areas.

Get connected today with Martin Saddlery! #CompanyCowboysKeep


Accessorize Your Ride

No hour of our life is wasted when it is spent in the saddle.  When we ride, we are getting away from life, thinking about life, or just riding to enjoy life.  No matter the purpose of our ride, accessorizing your ride can keep you as connected or as disconnected with life as you would like.  We at Martin Saddlery offer many accessories that will help make your ride as convenient as possible.

One of our newest accessories is the Saddle Pocket.  It is the perfect sized pocket to hold everything you might need on your ride.  It can hold your keys, phone, or even your headphones so that you can listen to your favorite tunes as you ride down the trail or in the arena.  It attaches to your saddle and stays out of your way since it is designed to go on the flank billet.  Martin Saddlery’s long-standing quality is evident in the hook-and-loop closure that keeps your things secure while being easy to keep clean.  Not only is the saddle pocket very useful, but it also has a very fashionable look.

Keep your rope close with the popular latigo rope strap (shown below).

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Never miss another phone call, text, or email while riding with Martin Saddlery’s Smart Phone Holders.  There are three styles of these high-quality leather phone holders.  These holders attach to your back cinch or can be attached with tie strings.  Having your phone while you are riding is not only a convenience, but also a necessity in case of an emergency.  The holders are fleece-lined, have a hook-and-loop top closure, and fit most smart phones up to the iPhone X.


Although we never expect anything to happen when we ride, sometimes you have to be prepared for the unexpected.  Whether you need to cut a rope, fence, or branch, Martin Saddlery’s Knife Scabbards are a vital accessory for your ride.  There are four styles of leather knife scabbards ranging from tooled leather to rawhide laced with tooling.  These scabbards attach to your belt and can hold various types and styles of knives securely until you might need it.

Time spent riding our beloved horses is some of the best time of our lives.  Martin Saddlery is sure to provide all the top quality accessories you will need to have the best ride possible.  Check out all of the accessories available at