Definition of draw reins in US English:

draw reins

plural noun

  • A pair of reins that are attached to a horse's saddle or girth and pass through the bit rings to the rider's hands.

    • ‘This mare was so powerful that she could not stay balanced and the use of draw reins had brought her so far onto her front end that there was no job in riding her.’
    • ‘To learn the two track maneuver, use a martingale or a snaffle bit with draw reins to encourage the horse to flex through the poll and keep his head still.’