Bitless Bridles - love'em or hate'em?
I recently rode in a bitless bridle (Dr. Cook) for the first time. I was riding my friend's relatively green TB Welsh Cob cross, a horse that formerly had very little brakes, and I haven't ridden much these past few years so I was a bit nervous - you don't want to catch a greenie in the mouth! Anyways, I loved the bitless bridle. And after watching a riding lesson yesterday with beginners just starting to jump, I was thinking that every school pony should wear one!
What have your experiences with bitless bridles been? So far I've heard nothing but good things; anyone had negative experiences?