I actually tried side reins yesterday and they had no effect
Oh yeah I think youll find them more effective than side riens then :) I only really use side riens on horses on the lunge who I think should be working over their back more or Im trying to get them to build a topline out of the saddle
I often use draw riens very lightly on youngsters who aren't entirely accustomed to "down and round" and I have always found it works wonders and the horses know what Im asking for from then on and I don't use them again.But its super important to go lightly with them and use constant "rewards" pr breaks on a loose rien so the horse doesn't cramp up and start to hate ots job. Hope this helps
I think it depends on your horse and its schooling - I personally prefer draw riens as they can help yourself and the horse develop more of a "feel" and be able to differentiate between a light contact and an ask.