The reason I'm looking for this kind of riding tool is because I've noticed some issues with using bits with my horse. I let someone lease out my horse for a couple months this summer and without consulting me she started using a twisted wire bit in my horse's tender mouth. Now he refuses bits and acts up every time one is in his mouth. When I ride him in just a halter he does fine, but I'd like a little more communication than just a nylon halter when I go on trails. I've tried snaffles and other types of bits and I want to get away from bits all together. So if anyone has any suggestions or information on a bitless (I don't want a hackamore either) bridles or halters that can be used for riding I'd be interested. I'm on a budget so I have to find one within that criteria too.