Historical information

Reins are the means by which a horse rider or driver communicates directional commands to the horse's head. Pulling on the reins can be used to steer or stop the horse.


Used by residents of the Kiewa Valley especially farmers.

Physical description

Made of leather with steel buckles. The reins are connected to the bit in the mouth and go to the rider or the person walking / controlling the horse/horses eg. on a dray, wagon, plough etc.