Originally Posted by kathyk
it functions, from what I can understand, like hugging the horse's head..and uses pressure for turning and stopping.
Hugging is such a warm and fuzzy word for pressure.
It puts pressure in places that pressure is uncomfortable so the horse reacts.
Nothing wrong with trying bitless. Lots of people do it. From what I understand horses who do not have brakes or control bitted certainly do not grow brakes and control bitless.