Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
"can you do everything with those bridles that you can do with a bridle with a bit?"
Well, you cannot on my horse. A bit allows more subtle communication than a bitless bridle. If all you need is "turn left" or "stop" from a well behaved horse, they are fine. If you want to be able to play around with the reins to help calm a nervous horse, or want to say "don't move your front feet quite so far", then bitless won't work.
Bitless can also have problems with stopping a panicked horse. Lots of folks don't have to worry about that, but if you do...
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."