I apologize for posting on something on which I have no hands on experience or knowledge, I should have posed it as a question.
This is regarding the similarity of Dr Cooks Bitless bridle where the crossunder straps are not connected to each other, and the Nutural Bitless Bridle where they are connected with their patented Circle-X.
There are many home-made bitless bridles on eBay where there is a metal ring that the crossunder straps run through between the poll and the nose, and I jumped to the conclusion that this was where the straps did not release when Beau Baby tried one. I went to both websites today and see that could not have been the case with either one of them.
I did try an Indian bosal made of leather and did not get good response from Elwood; however, that was 2 years ago just after moving him to the current barn and he was not comfortable there yet.
Before that I borrowed a Gawani Pony Boy rope bridle, he went very well in it right off the bat. I have been looking for a used one since but have not found one.