bearing rein


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bearing rein

n.
A rein for a horse; a checkrein.

bearing rein

n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) chiefly Brit a rein from the bit to the saddle, designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position. Usual US word: checkrein

check•rein

(ˈtʃɛkˌreɪn)

n.
1. a short rein passing from the bit to the saddle of a harness to prevent the horse from lowering its head.
2. a short rein joining the bit of one of a span of horses to the driving rein of the other.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.bearing rein - a rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position
rein - one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
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In 1907 members discussed the cruel use of the bearing rein on horses, used to hold the animal's head in the desired position.