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post #21 of 37 Old 03-12-2012, 04:59 AM
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Well you're wrong and you're obviously not even reading US driving forums where Americans have the same argument.

Reins OR lines ..... both are commonly used.

You did notice though that the op was asking about driving a pony which will be a light harness horse.
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post #22 of 37 Old 03-12-2012, 07:31 AM
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Hoopla it doesn't matter if they are on US driving forums or not. They are correct as well... In the area I grew up they are driving lines. Where I am out now they are referred to as both. You seriously need to learn to accept that others can have an opinion that is just as valid and correct as your own.
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You both need to get out more.
Actually, it is quite correct to call them lines or reins in the USA. The same reason we call Kimblewicks, kimberwickes. That does not make us wrong....HERE. You can call them whatever you want in England. I doubt your experience THERE will affect what we do here.

I drive and I will say "hand me the reins" but will call them lines as well.
Just saying....
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post #24 of 37 Old 03-12-2012, 10:37 AM
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A line is fine
A rein is dandy
Just hold them tight
With your little handy

The weather's sunny
The cart is a callin
And get that horse
Your a** a haulin'

Life's too short
It's slippin away
Drive on drive on
Is what I say

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Hoopla it doesn't matter if they are on US driving forums or not. They are correct as well... In the area I grew up they are driving lines. Where I am out now they are referred to as both. You seriously need to learn to accept that others can have an opinion that is just as valid and correct as your own.
I think you've not quite understood.

Americans on US driving forums call them reins and when someone bobs along to 'correct them, then the American driver who called them reins says they're reins.

You also seriously need to appreciate that it was the American at post 13 who jumped in.
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Actually, it is quite correct to call them lines or reins in the USA. The same reason we call Kimblewicks, kimberwickes. That does not make us wrong....HERE. You can call them whatever you want in England. I doubt your experience THERE will affect what we do here.

I drive and I will say "hand me the reins" but will call them lines as well.
Just saying....
did you know the Kimblewick bit was named after the village of Kimblewick near Uttoxeter - also a place and not uxeter.

But you can call it and spell it how the heck you like and it may well be you don't give a stuff about the etymology.

I have actually done quite a bit of driving there and including clinics and I've a driver coming over here for training early June but don't worry I don't give a stuff about trying to influence or affect the whole driving world.

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I understood perfectly. You also seem to fail to realize that America is quite a large place and it can very well vary by region as to what a piece of tack is called. What you are either refusing to admit or not understanding is that there is no issue with calling them lines. She may have very well corrected the person but you have proceeded to attempt to shove it down every one's throats that they are only called reins when that is entirely untrue.

*looks around* this doesn't look like the forum you are referring to so please quit referring to that forum as the be all and end all of American driving knowledge as it is apparently a different place than here. It doesn't make them any more right/wrong than the posters here.
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I understood perfectly. You also seem to fail to realize that America is quite a large place and it can very well vary by region as to what a piece of tack is called. What you are either refusing to admit or not understanding is that there is no issue with calling them lines. She may have very well corrected the person but you have proceeded to attempt to shove it down every one's throats that they are only called reins when that is entirely untrue.

*looks around* this doesn't look like the forum you are referring to so please quit referring to that forum as the be all and end all of American driving knowledge as it is apparently a different place than here. It doesn't make them any more right/wrong than the posters here.
Did you actually even see the post where I said 'lines' was colloquial parlance and common vernacular in some parts?
If you did then what the heck are you going on about.

Seems to me that you're whipping a storm in a teacup and suggesting I've done and said things based purely on your fertile imagination.
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Hoopla, one would tend to think that someone so experienced in driving and teaching driving would know what they are called all over the world. Maybe it is you who needs to get out more if you are teaching people. You also said that driving and riding are not interchangeable, then what do you call what you use when you are riding to steer the horse? Over here, we call them "reins".

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Erm I know they're called reins AND I know they're called lines.

What's your problem.
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