The incorporation of a safety handle on your reins can be a helpful tool in a “horse emergency” when riding reinless.
Although I call mounted archery “reinless riding,” the reins are still on the bridle; they’re just not in the rider’s hands.
A safety handle provides a way to secure the reins to the saddle, so that they do not slip over the horse’s head or loop down to tangle in the horse’s feet. The handles have an elastic attachment so the horse is not severely jarred in the mouth or head if he should stumble. Some handles are adjustable to allow different length of rein.
This also keeps the reins exactly where you expect them to be in the case of an emergency where you need to control your horse via the reins.
BowTack also will carry an adjustable-length Safety Handle.