Originally Posted by Joe4d
id save the money for something you actually need.
Answer me this, is there something the horse can't do in a snaffle you think he will do bitless ?
Yeh some horses are ok bitless, untill you really really need some brakes. There is absolutely nothing you can do bitless that you can't do with a bit. Your horse can still eat grass and drink with that snaffle bit. Argualbly you may be able to increase O2 intake with a hackamore. But honestly your limiting factor on your horse is going to be heat management not a bit of extra o2. I am looking into the evap cooler neck wraps and body blankets.
I have a good light rider bitless at the moment, like it, on account of the extra O2 available to the horse, and as my guy is a non-arab...it probably could not hurt. But because he is still relatively a young boy, I am going to keep him in the snaffle, especially because he is eating and drinking on the trail well with it.