Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Once I saw who put it out, I ignored it. The guy is trying to talk to his horses in Latin, for goodness sakes! He believes all riding is evil.
Yeah, some folks have rough hands. They shouldn't. Any instructor knows that, and most riders know it. My horses ride better with a bit than without, because they like the more precise transfer of information possible with a bit - and they both like to know what is expected of them. I rode them for 3 years bitless, and with a bit now, and they are happier and more responsive now.
No objections to anyone who wants to ride bitless. Just saying I've tried a lot of variations, and my horses seem happiest and most responsive with a simple full cheek or D-ring snaffle. YMMV.
"There goes Earl!"