Originally Posted by Wallaby
Totally not trying to be picky but it depends on the kind of bitless bridle you're using. =) I use an Indian hackamore on Lacey most of the time (it's basically a noseband that you buy and add to any bridle, it functions kinda like dr.cook only less polished) and it doesn't affect her poll at all.
The thing I dislike about my hackamore thingy is that the direct reining is pretty ugly. It's great for neck reining though.
Yeah, sorry, besides those kinds that work by the nose and not the poll. They are much gentler. I have seen a horse flip over backwards at the pressure on his poll. Those ones are just not meant for some horses.
The reining is also another issue. LOL. That's why I said you would probably have to retrain the horse if he has been taught through the english way.