Rein chain maker- Steve Reiner, skilled metal worker from Gilroy CA.
The P-5 rein chains are hand made in the USA with all US made materials: steel, copper, or brass depending on the particular set. They are made standard at approximately 15 inches long overall length, but could be ordered to any length. The chains can be made with "end swivels", "center swivels", or both if desired.
Rein chains (also known as slobber chains) are made to keep the rein leather dry when horses slobber and, more importantly, when they drink from streams and troughs while bridled. Much like the slobber straps on a snaffle bit outfit, rein chains help to extend the life of valuable rawhide reins as well as adding weight and feel to the reins.