checkrein

noun check·rein \ -ˌrān \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of checkrein

1 : a short rein looped over a hook on the saddle of a harness to prevent a horse from lowering its head
2 : a branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a pair with the bit of the other

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1786


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