Definition of draw rein in US English:

draw rein

phrase

British
  • Stop one's horse.

    • ‘She drew rein, bringing her horse to a halt and facing the largest of the raiders.’
    • ‘Her father guided the mare carefully through the courtyard to the front of the stone-built castle, then drew rein in front of a blond little boy sitting outside the wide arched doorway.’
    • ‘Her words tumbled over themselves as she told her father everything she had done, and before she realized it he was drawing rein in front of their own home.’
    • ‘Lancaster drew rein, tethering his horse in the thicket of pine just off the crest of the hill.’