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post #11 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 06:48 AM
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honestly that woman in the 2nd and 3rd video could easily just say what she isn't seeing to make the bitless look better. and WHY does everyone pick the worst possible videos to put together like the 1st..

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post #12 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 07:00 AM
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I see NO difference between the first and second video of that chestnut horse...really, what's your point? He was still strung out, and hollowed, as well as resistent in alot of areas. I think it's more a case of the bit they work him in, does not work well for him; some horses just can't take a certain bit, as it can be uncomfortable for their particular mouth structure, but that does not mean there is not a bit out there for them.

Personally, my mare HATES bitless bridles (I mean the cross over kind like in the vid)...I can ride her in a rope halter, any kind of snaffle, or an english hackemore, but put her in a cross over style bitless and her comfort level goes out the window, so trust me, it's NOT for every horse.

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I'm with everyone else. TB in 2nd video bitless looks as unhappy and gives as bad ride as in 1st one with the bit (definitely a training/rider issue rather than the bridle). Bitless is NOT for every horse. Some horses don't like the pressure on nose at all whether it's bitless bridle of flat nose halter (my qh being a good example of it).
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post #14 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 07:55 AM
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^^ mare hates pressure on her nose of any kind...throws her head around and refuses to go forward...but goes soft and relaxed in a nice french link snaffle :)
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post #15 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 08:31 AM
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OP, you do realize this video has been posted and discussed here many times already, don't you?
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post #16 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 08:36 AM
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Wow. That first video made me mostly uncomfortable.

I've got a hackamore bit for Ginger, but sometimes she just needs a bit to know that I'm serious about riding her. But I have never, and would never, use it like that!! That just looks awful!
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post #17 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by musicalmarie1 View Post
Wow. That first video made me mostly uncomfortable.
Which is the point of any extremist video. They do not want you to use logic, they want you to replace knowledge and logic with emotion.
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post #18 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 09:37 AM
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REALLY?!?! Everything can do damage if you don't know how to use it properly! Lets not start telling people that bits are terrible for a horse so that they go out and start riding bitless which then these people think that they can just go out jump on there horse and all will be great. By putting these ideas into peoples heads especially inexperienced people someone is going to get hurt. If you know how to use a bit and have proper and regular dental care done on your horse you should have no problem also stay off your horse's mouth. And don't know how to use a certain bit simply ask so that someone will tell you the correct way to use it so you don't hurt your horse. Come on people!
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post #19 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 09:45 AM
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OP-let me dont use a bit and therefore no one else should?

Any piece of equipment can be harsh when used incorrectly. Hacks just effect different nerves.

If you want to give an argument supporting hacks, atleast find quality videos.
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post #20 of 67 Old 01-26-2011, 09:56 AM
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And this thread is why I don't like propaganda...

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