Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Any new piece of equipment will need a period of adjustment for your horse. I've heard the same things about horses that like or dislike the bridle but sometimes that is just a matter of conditioning.
Personally I prefer a bit. It gives a much more precise signal to a horse and as any horseman will tell you, a bit is only as severe as the hands on the reins.
The only way I would use a "bitless" bridle would be in place of riding a horse in his halter - but that's a personal thing. I've never seen a trainer, showman, or clinician use one so that tells me something too.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.