Okay, so I've been experimenting with bits and reins lately and I've found that I like riding with my rope reins with slobber straps better than the reins on my english bridle. The reason being is that they are heavier.
On another forum someone described it like this:
My dressage bridle reins are leather lined with rubber - yes, they are pretty dull.And that really fits what I am finding! So.../I/ don't mind riding with slobber straps and rope reins, but I don't think that's going to fly with my dressage instructor or if I actually managed to go to a show someday.Those sorts of reins seem to cry out for contact just to get feel in them.
So, my question, are there any english reins out there that would give you more of that "feel" you can get from a more western styled rein?