The Bottom Line
- Easy to put on and remove.
- Leather is nicely finished.
- Choice of leather and 'dot fasteners'.
- Easy to color coordinate with other tack.
- Neat appearance.
- Dots (Chicago screws) might come unscrewed.
- Requires a screw driver.
- Needs extra care when wet or dirty.
- Needs to be checked frequently.
- Rein stops made of leather.
- Choices of leather color and dots.
- Very easy to use.
Guide Review - Koper Equine Easy On Rein Stop Review
If you hate struggling with traditional rein stops Koper Equine Easy on Rein Stops may be the solution. The Koper Equine Easy On Rein Stop is made of two pieces of leather sandwiched together with two Chicago screws. Instead of struggling to pull the rein stops off over rein buckles, you simply remove the screws and reattach the stops around the reins.
When using these rein stops on, you will require a screwdriver to put them on and re-tighten them if necessary. You also need to check these rein stops daily. We (my daughter rides her horse in a running martingale occasionally) didn't notice the screws coming loose, but it is possible. Chicago screws are used on a lot of tack, so I've posted a quick tip on how to prevent Chicago Screws from coming loose during use.
While I think these are definitely nicer looking than rubber rein stops the leather will require more care when they get wet or muddy. I also felt the price of these rein stops was a bit high. They are, however, only a few dollars more than traditional sewn leather rein stops.
I liked that you could order different colors of both leather and 'dots' as they call the screw heads. Extra dots can be ordered in a multitude of colors, including metallic and four different hues of Swarovski Crystals.