Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
How well can you ride? How good are your hands? And do you know how to retrain a horse that has taught to be hard? If the answer to these are all positive, that you can ride well (training green horses well) that you have good hands, and that you know how to soften a horse up, after someone else has made it hard, then I’d say you could probably do it with a bitless bridle (BB).
“The only bitless bridle” I’m familiar with is a traditional hackamore, so I can’t comment on the action of any bitless bridle other than that, but, assuming you know what you are doing, you could retrain the horse into the BB. Having said that though, if you know what you are doing, you could restart the horse in a snaffle bit fine, I have done it plenty of times, it is possible.