What is rein?

  • (noun): One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Reins are items of horse tack, used to direct a horse or other animal used for riding or driving. Reins can be made of leather, nylon, metal, or other materials, and attach to a bridle via either its bit or its noseband.

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Ingeus - History
... Ingeus was founded in 1989 by Thérèse Rein ... Thérèse Rein remains the Managing Director of Ingeus Group today, and is based in the Australian head office ... of David Gonski AC, Chair, Garry Hounsell, Director, Thérèse Rein, Executive Director and Greg Ashmead, Executive Director ...
List Of Fushigiboshi No Futagohime Characters - Moon Kingdom
... of his cold attitude but he had a crush on Rein ... However, the manga had a preview of a love confession from Shade to Rein, putting the whole story into a different perspective ... She is also very fond of Rein as she told Shade before that she wants a girl like Rein to be the queen of the Moon Kingdom after her, soothing Shade's thoughts ...
Martin Rein
... Martin Rein (March 2, 1915 – July 17, 2010, pronounced Rhine) was an American businessman who co-founded Standard Security Life Insurance Company ... Rein gained his degree in law from the Columbia Law School at age 21 ... Rein lived most of his life in New York ...
Germany At The 1992 Winter Olympics - Cross-country Skiing
... Race Time Rank 10 km C Janko Neuber 3029.8 32 Johann Mühlegg 3029.4 31 Torald Rein 3025.1 29 Jochen Behle 2958.2 15 ... km pursuit1 F Janko Neuber 4210.4 23 Torald Rein 4148.1 21 Johann Mühlegg 4111.8 16 30 ...
Bit Shank - Shank Designs
... Some shanks have a loose, rotating ring for rein attachment, others have a solid, fixed ring molded into the shank itself ... thus allowing more subtle communication between horse and rider when on a loose rein or when introducing a young horse to curb pressure ... a shank does not have a major effect on the angle at which the rein engages, but may alter the balance of the bit at the point the lever arm joins the mouthpiece ...

More definitions of "rein":

  • (verb): Stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins.
    Synonyms: rein in
  • (verb): Stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins.
    Synonyms: rein in
  • (noun): Any means of control.
    Example: "He took up the reins of government"

Famous quotes containing the word rein:

    What rein can hold licentious wickedness
    When down the hill he holds his fierce career?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    School success is not predicted by a child’s fund of facts or a precocious ability to read as much as by emotional and social measures; being self-assured and interested: knowing what kind of behavior is expected and how to rein in the impulse to misbehave; being able to wait, to follow directions, and to turn to teachers for help; and expressing needs while getting along with other children.
    Daniel Goleman (20th century)