Well, I prefer bitless, on my horse. I prefer bit, on the horse I am leasing.
Bubbles, is 24 tb mare who when I got her, had literally no brakes.
Fought with her in a tom thumb, fought with her in a french link, fought with her in a eggbutt snaffle, fought with her in a loose ring snaffle, neighbour fought with her in some fancy bit. Didn't work... halter was okay. Got given a hackamore to try... excellent!! She works well and doesn't try to kill me, but then it came to competing season "oh crap can't compete at a particular show in hackamore" so... back to the snaffle.. and the first ride in it... buck, buck, buck, jump, buck, bolt, rear, thud... broken ribs and smashed helmet. Not cool.
She's not to bad in her bit now, I've had her for just over 2 years, and I'm only in the bit because I want to compete her before she gets to old and as soon as I decide to upgrade I will be right back into her hackamore.. until then, hard work.
Sarah, the lease horse does not respond to the bitless bridles she hates the pressure and just constantly fights.
P.s.. my picture is of me and bubbles jumping around a metre bitless in her hackamore =)
R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
Last edited by HollyBubbles; 06-30-2010 at 02:25 AM.