Rein Care Instructions
Keeping the Non-Slip going strong:
- *Wiping down the rein with a baby wipe prior to riding can keep light arena dust from settling and improve the non-slip function.
- *Temperature can alter the feel of the reins. The warmer they are, the softer they will be and the more non-slip. Your hand generally provides enough warmth to get the rein to the optimal performance temperature.
- *Steer clear of chemicals! Show Sheen and some fly sprays will eventually cause mild stiffening of the edges of the foam. If you are using chemicals please rinse your hands before riding and you will greatly improve the longevity of your reins.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: We strongly recommend using all-natural ThinLine Cleaners. It’s completely safe for the ThinLine foam, and does an excellent job of cleaning the leather too! Simple dish soap also works and baby wipes are handy for a quick clean up!
Please avoid leather care products; they contain oil which is damaging to ThinLine. While it looks and feels like leather, it is a special, nonslip, pressure distributing foam. For conditioning the leather, we recommend using a paste-like conditioner (like Horseman’s One Step) so that you can control the application, avoiding contact with the ThinLine.
Please be aware that leather care products and chemicals such as Show Sheen and fly spray can cause the foam to harden.