i dont think ive done this right...bitless rope bridle
I bought a rope bitless bridle for possum but something tells me I havent got it setup right. The rings that I assume the reins get attached to are a long way up her face and as soon as you put any pressure on the reins it pulls everything out of whack. Im guessing I either have it on wrong, the reins arent in the right place or...i dunno lol heres a few pics. Any help would be great
Excuse how shabby possum looks...its been raining for a week and they all look a little worse for wear lol there is still another week of rain forecast so im not bothering not wash them yet :)
The reins are in the right place, you just have a rope halter that's too big for your horse. I agree, I would contact the manufacturer and see if there's a way to adjust the halter or send it back for a smaller size.
It looks like it would fit better if you could take the bottom not, where the lead rope would attach, and make it tighter up against the chin. I think it looks wrong because your horse has such a narrow and long nose.
Try a sidepull or something instead :P
Rope halters are actually rather harsh, people seem to not realize that.
Or put the reins where the leadrope would be attatched and ride with seat and/or neck reining. The rope halter (or rope bridle) isn't stabile enough to have reins attatced that way, it's rarely workig ven when it fits.
Ive just been using a normal halter for a while now but got this last week. And yes they can be harsh but only in the wrong hands. She's very soft and responsive most of the time and I mainly ride her with my legs.
I did think about attaching the reins to where the lead rope normally sits but that defeats the purpose of having a proper bridle for that extra control away from the property
I thought you'd might be looking for a nice bitless option :P Many people do and chose the rope because they thinks it's nicer than sidepulls or other things.
You can also use a low noseband with the reins attached to the rings on the sides like this. This is the nicest I can think of.
I put it on like this, attached the reins in the rings at the sides and had a bridle for $2 :P Cut off that too long leather strap on the side a bit too.
Or use a muserola; a metal piece with rings screwed through the leather, you put the reins on the rings. Quite nice and it's at the same time very good for dressage training (bending, flexion), or a riding cavesson.
Riding cavsson with a chain (I prefer those that's unleaded but that's just me)