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post #1 of 8 Old 04-14-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Bitless bridle ideas?

I usually ride my horses bareback with the halter and lead or reins. Thats not the most professional look out on trail rides and such. Does anyone have advise of a bitless bridle type thing that is as harmless as a halter, but LOOKS better? Possibly able to be used with a headstall.
I dont want to use a bosal or hackamore. Do they make anything for a bridle headstall thats basicalls just a loop around the nose? I didnt really see any threads that asked this so thought I would see what other may know of. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-14-2011, 03:59 PM
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This is what I have: Side Pull Attachment. It's essentially the noseband of a rope halter, just wider. You attach it to a headstall with a curb chain. My mare's previous owner rode her in a rope halter, but it stretched out a bunch and is really loose, so I got that.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-14-2011, 09:30 PM
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Hadden hackamore!
(it's a type of leather bitless bridle that attaches to your regular headstall--Google it)
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-14-2011, 09:33 PM
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why not just ride in your halter?

if your horse listens to it, who cares what anybody else thinks?

There is no joy equal to that found on the back of a horse.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-14-2011, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by phantomhorse13 View Post
why not just ride in your halter?

if your horse listens to it, who cares what anybody else thinks?
Yeah, I dont really ride with anyone anyways, so its really more for me. Im trying to get tack thats actually decent and matching for once. Ive never had more then a matching halter and lead rope. lol
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I forgot to mention with the one I had, if you want, you can email the lady and ask for 3 colours rather than 2 if you get fancy stitching (the zigzaggy part) for free. Mine is purple, bright blue, and lime. It's very pretty.
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Kincade Hackamore Noseband, brown - Jeffers

with a black nylon bridle or kincade english bridle. :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-14-2011, 11:01 PM
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When I decide that I want to ride bitless, I have my choice of rope halters with tied on leads. For a while, I did the soft hackamore thing with the halter and mecate rein, but I got tired of messing with the extra lead.

Although I really like the looks of these and someday when I have that amount of money laying around that I can just blow on something I don't really need, I may get one of these.
4 Plait Soft Rope Hackamore w/Flat Reins | NRS - National Roper Supply - Western Wear, tack, team ropes, horse tack, team roping ropes, bits...
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