Ree

Right. Thus teamers say to a leading horse, “Ree!” when they want it to turn to the right, and “Hey!” for the contrary direction. (Saxon, reht; German, recht; Latin, rectus; various English dialects, reet, whence reetle, “to put to rights.”)

“Who with a hey and res the beasts command.”

Micro-Cynicon (1599).

Riddle me, riddle me ree.
Expound my riddle rightly.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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