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    11-09-2010, 02:47 PM
  #31
Yearling
Horseluver that nurtural is the bitless I told you about. We got it for my gelding because he was like your horse, unhappy with the bit. We got the sizing they said would fit him and it was too tight, not well fitting. The nylon was super stiff and no matter what we did we couldn't soften it. Lastly when you pull on the reins for a halt or half-halt they did not slip back through the rings when released. Just a warningabout that bridle. I don't want you to waste $90 like I did.
     
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    11-09-2010, 02:51 PM
  #32
Yearling
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.
     
    11-09-2010, 03:12 PM
  #33
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Beau Baby    
Just a warningabout that bridle. I don't want you to waste $90 like I did.
I have a biothane and nylon nurtural bridle and both work well for me. They nylon is soft for me; not super soft and floppy, but not stiff at all. I use them for trail riding and giving lessons with. (horses intended for showing, as well as riders looking to show, all ride with a bit) The nurtural bridles IME give more release when riding than the dr cook bridles.

The $90 isn't wasted as both Nurtural and Cook have a 30-day guarantee. If you do not like the bridle, you can send it back for a refund.
     
    11-09-2010, 05:09 PM
  #34
Yearling
Hmm luvs2ride I wonder if it was just the one I got or what.
     
    11-09-2010, 05:38 PM
  #35
Trained
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Originally Posted by vivache    
In my discipline, we don't touch bitless anything. We ride 2-handed with curbs(I use a wonder gag) at shows. I use a snaffle at the moment, to restore headshake, but we'll be going back to the wonderbit in spring.

Anything has the power to harm your horse. The crossunder does create leverage.
What on earth discipline is this?
     
    11-09-2010, 05:44 PM
  #36
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
What on earth discipline is this?
I ride gaited horses. Saddleseat.
     
    11-09-2010, 05:50 PM
  #37
Trained
I didn't know you could ride them in wonder gags?
I don't know much about showing gaited breeds though.
Learn something new every day.
     
    11-09-2010, 05:54 PM
  #38
Yearling
I prefer them-- the horse I ride is far softer in the wonderbit than in the low port she was in at first. More headshake and less pace. ;)

Aaanyway.
     

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