bridlewise

bridlewise

[brahyd-l-wahyz]
adjective
(of a horse) obedient to a touch of the reins on the neck, without pressure of the bit on the mouth.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; bridle + wise1

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bridlewise (ˈbraɪdəlˌwaɪz)
 
adj
(US) (of a horse) obedient to the pressure of the reins on the neck rather than to the bit

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