Bitless options (non-bridle)
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Bitless options (non-bridle)

This is a discussion on Bitless options (non-bridle) within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • horse collected on hackamore
  • Horse goes better in hackamore than bit

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-20-2011, 08:35 PM
  #1
Foal
Bitless options (non-bridle)

Hi there,
For those who don't know - I've been taming a horse that his been in a field with no training for about 10 years.

I got a nice little plain 'ol all leather bridle and the most gentle french link snaffle I could find. Got it on my boy with a little bit of trouble, but once he realized what was going on, he hated it. He spent the next 2 hours trying to spit it out, and when I tried to get it on him again this week, he rather politely refused. Actually, I was a little surprised at how he went about refusing, as he didn't try to bite me at all (which he usually does if I am trying to get him to do something he doesn't want to). So... I couldn't get it on him again in part because he so obviously didn't want to and I realize there are other options. (In thinking about it...if you were left to your own devices since you were a teenager, and then you met someone real cool who you really liked and liked you a lot, but then they insisted that you wear some piece metal in your mouth whenever you hang out..well, you'd want little to do with them, right?)

So, I've decided to try something bitless, but I want to be able to use a standard bridle (since I also still have my show bridle and just got this new everyday bridle). I want to be able to direct rein, also, and get him nice and collected (though I will also teach him to neck rein probably). Not planning on showing but it might be fun some time. What are my options? I was looking at this one:LightRider Bitless Noseband - Natural Horse World Seems like it may be an option, but I'd like to see some other choices. Anyone have suggestions?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-20-2011, 08:39 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Bitless is all I have been looking at lately. :)
Check the thread I started under equipment, I got a lot of great suggestions.

I am currently looking at this option, or an indian bosal:
Nurtural Horse: The Better Bitless Bridle
     
    05-21-2011, 03:37 PM
  #3
Foal
I would recomend trying before you buy. While many people believe that just because it doesnt have a bit its better for your horse, its really not true. Equiptment is only cruel by that hands that use it. Some horses absolutely loathe the nose pressure that bitless bridles use, while some horses prefer it over bit. Its all about the induvidual horse. I would probably play around with around with other bits, maybe he didn't like the mouthpiece, or the type of joint it had, maybe it was too thick or thin? Did the length of the bit fit him right? You could try a hackamore? They have types that apply nose, poll, or curb pressure or combinations of those. I know a hgh level Dressage horse who goes better in a curb pressure hackamore than a bit. Maybe your horse doesnt like bits at all or it just wasnt right for him. Just keep trying your options and you'll find something right for him.
     
    05-22-2011, 01:26 AM
  #4
Banned
Might just try to ride him in a rope halter if he'll tolerate it.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nurtural bitless bridle VS bridle Frankiee CAN Tack 4 08-08-2010 08:02 PM
LG Bitless Bridle? letsgetserious Horse Tack and Equipment 16 01-12-2010 12:16 AM
FS: Bitless Bridle AnnaJ13 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 12-26-2009 09:11 PM
The Bitless Bridle! Feathers Horse Tack and Equipment 46 05-31-2008 06:29 PM
Bitless bridle??? Missi Horse Training 19 03-14-2007 04:30 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0