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(of a horse) obedient to a touch of the reins on the neck, without pressure of the bit on the mouth.

1820–30, Americanism; bridle + wise1 Unabridged
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bridlewise (ˈbraɪdəlˌwaɪz)
(US) (of a horse) obedient to the pressure of the reins on the neck rather than to the bit

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