Softness and quiet stability in hand to bit contact are key goals. Our reins were initially developed for riders with arthritic hands. Challenges with holding a rein creates tension. When the hand is tense this tension moves from the hand all the way up to the shoulder. Our reins, wrapped in no slip ThinLine, allowed riders to have a soft comfortable yet secure grip which effectively softened the riders complete connection to the bridle. Riders with normal grips also demonstrate improved elasticity and connection with their horses.