I do too equine love!! As I said it should be an olympic sport!!
I have tried it....... its really hard, I can't even get nutty to walk in a straight line, or side pass!! It makes you relize there are really good horse trainers out there!! More than the bad ones...
That is just truly amazing. I want to get a bitless bridle, or go bitless with my mare. And who knows from there. Didn't you notice how much happier the horses seemed without a bit in their mouth? That is really inspirational
Appy lover, I have a bitless. It works just fine, but I don't think there is anything wrong with a bit, it all depends on how yo use it. You can be really cruel with a bitless too. I switch back and forth to keep things interesting and not boring for my mare. My biggest problem (and I agree with you here appy) is that dressage seems to be a little cruel for the horses mouth,, NOT to say that every dressage horse is tormented with those bits, but I would say that a lot of them aren't happy with that much metal in their mouth. I'm glad that that guy in the beginning of this post can do dressage with no bridle, because its nice to tell some people that swear by bits (esp in dressage) that it can be done with nothing on their face or in their mouth.