I love the feel of my laced leather reins but I hate cleaning them, all those little crevices… Of the easier to clean options, what feels best if you’re really, really used to laced reins? Best meaning soft but still grippy (looking at you, plain leather!), not too thick (some of the pleather types), doesn’t become a sticky mess in the summer (rubber does that here). I like hook studs or or maybe buckles on the bridle end, clips usually seem clunky and heavy. A buckle in the middle is not mandatory, but niceish.
Oh, and there’s a budget. Not asking for much. :lol: