I was unsure of where to post this, so if its in the wrong section, my apologies .
Now, something I've been thinking about is doing dressage in a bitless bridle.
I do not want this to turn into a discussion of bitless vs. Bits please :)
However, when one does higher levels of dressage (Advanced medium, advanced, etc.) one needs a certain steady contact. So, I was thinking, if one goes bitless in a Dr. Cook or what not, wont the contact be uncomfortable for the horse? My mare always seems very uncomfortable when I ask her to go in an outline in my bitless bridle (Micklem bridle, medium strength bitless- she's very sensitive about her face, which is why I don't use the 'strong' option).
So my question is- is it possible to do dressage properly in a bitless bridle? Or maybe bitless bridles were not made to do higher levels of dressage in? Or is my mare just being a... Well... Mare?:p
Thank you for reading, any input greatly appreciated :)