neck-rein
Date: 1940 intransitive verb of a saddle horse to respond to the pressure of a rein on one side of the neck by turning in the opposite direction transitive verb to direct (a horse) by pressures of the rein on the neck

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  • Neck rein — Neck reining a horse to the right by putting pressure on the left side of the neck. A neck rein is a type of indirect rein aid. The horse responds to a neck rein when it has learned that a light pressure of the right rein against its neck on that …   Wikipedia

  • neck-rein — ☆ neck rein [nek′rān΄ ] vi. to go to the right if the left rein is lightly pressed against the neck or to the left if the right rein is so pressed: said of a saddle horse vt. to guide (a horse) by such pressure of the reins …   English World dictionary

  • neck-rein — neck′ rein v. t. 1) spo 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 2) spo (of a horse) to respond to such pressure by going in the desired… …   From formal English to slang

  • neck-rein — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb of a saddle horse : to respond to the pressure of a rein on one side of the neck by turning in the opposite direction transitive verb : to guide or direct (a horse) by pressures of the rein on the neck * * * /nek rayn …   Useful english dictionary

  • neck-rein — /nek rayn /, 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 from a rein by going in the… …   Universalium

  • Rein — For other uses, see Rein (disambiguation). Reins are used to slow and direct the animal …   Wikipedia

  • rein — [[t]re͟ɪn[/t]] reins, reining, reined 1) N PLURAL Reins are the thin leather straps attached round a horse s neck which are used to control the horse. 2) N PLURAL: oft the N of n Journalists sometimes use the expression the reins or the reins of… …   English dictionary

  • Bearing rein — This article is about the part of a harness. For other uses, see riding aids. A modern harness with an overcheck rein, visible along the neck of the horse A bearing rein, known today as an overcheck or a checkrein, is a piece of horse tack that… …   Wikipedia

  • indirect rein — noun : the use of a rein that can be pressed against a horse s neck on the side opposite the direction in which it is required to move compare direct rein …   Useful english dictionary

  • bearing rein — noun a fixed rein which causes a horse to raise its head and arch its neck …   English new terms dictionary

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