Definition of bearing rein in English:

bearing rein

Syllabification: bear·ing rein


A fixed rein that causes the horse to raise its head and arch its neck.
More example sentences
  • Most horses also wore bearing reins that held up their necks and head into an unnatural and painful arch.
  • These will later become cues, especially the bearing rein, for the horse to take a particular lead.
  • This image from 1909 shows a horse with and without a bearing rein and firmly states that it is a cruel device.

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