I had someone with a Dr cooks who complained that the way the straps attach to the noseband make the whole affair rotate on the horses head.
I made her this which she says works just as well without the noseband pulling around the head.
Before sending to the customer I tried it on two of our own horses - one was already using a bitless so no problems there at all - the other had never used a bitless, she did not at first understand what was going on but soon became used to it, and as there is lots of padding on both nose and poll did not object at all.
We also tried it as a bit / bitless combo which worked well but only with a snaffle bit - this could be useful for helping the transition from a bitted to a bitless bridle for the horse and rider Bitless & Bit (3).jpg KV Bitless (1).JPG KV Bitless (12).jpg
The customer likes the bridle , we both agree that a few minor changes need to be made but it still works well as it is and she has a few friends who want to try it on their own horses