Bridle Connected Safety Rein
This safety rein is worn by horses who are to be domesticated. Reins consist of leather straps or rope attached to the outer ends of a bit and extend to the riders hands. Reins are the means by which a horse rider communicates directional command to the horses head.
Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman