neck-rein

neck′-rein`


v.t.
1. to guide or direct (a horse) with the pressure of a rein on the opposite side of the neck from the direction in which the rider wishes to travel.
v.i.
2. (of a horse) to respond to such pressure by going in the desired direction.
[1925–30]
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The summer she was 5, she took a half-dozen classes in western riding, the style used for long rides with a large saddle and neck-rein signals from the rider.