Swapping out reins can be a frustrating and a time- consuming task. If you frequently have to change your reins before you can ride your horse, try using reins with slot ends, like this pair from Harris Leather and Silverworks ($37; harrisleather.com). Reins that have slot ends are designed to be fed through the ring on the end of a bit shank, allowing you to quickly change out your reins. Bonus: Slot- end reins don’t flip and require detangling when riding around.
Use slot- end reins to help save time at the barn when you have to swap out bits frequently.