“Average Rein”


The rider, on the advice of the cowboys, bridles the horse "Lumberjack" with an "average rein." As a result, he is thrown. He determines thereafter to seek better advice


Ohrlin explains that bronc riders always tried to determine how much rein a horse would need (the length of leather depended on the horse's tricks). Usually the rider asked other cowboys -- but, of course, they might not be entirely honest. - RBW


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 94, "Average Rein" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ohr094


Author: Johnny Baker
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: horse cowboy trick