Originally Posted by aspin231
^A bitless bridle has nothing to do with that, which is what you're suggesting. Using a bit, you're training a horse to respond to pressure. Using a bitless option, you're training a horse to respond to pressure. If a horse is going to take off, they'll do it with or without a bit. You seem to be suggesting that without a bit you have no control, and that's just ignorant. There's plenty of reasons to ride or drive bitless, and you'll have no less control than bitted, unless of course you were using a strong bit to mask training issues.
well asprin as I already said ,i never drove bitless,and yes ,personally I would feel like I had less control without a bit[never tried bitless]and as far as masking the training issues goes I don,t really think a strong bit or any other sort of bit would cover that,not for long anyway and not being smart to you now but whats the reasons for such as curb chains and such like.i know this may be blowing my own trumpet but I am a good trainer of a driving horse,and I do believe over the years when, the odd time a horse has decided they are parting company from me and I,ve maybe forced them to a wall/hedge etc,i dontthink I could have done it without a bit in their mouths