Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
i want to go bitless. some advice needed
ive decided i want to get my girl going in a bitless bridle as i hate bits grrr ive always wanted to ride bitless but all my horses in the past have been kinda hard on the mouth or, i havent been soft enough in my hands to ride bitless.
things have changed these days and my mare is soooo soft in the mouth its not funny and ive learnt since my old horses to be very soft with my hands as well.
the one thing i worry about is that ive heard that hackemores etc can be very harsh in themselves just in a different way. is this true? what is the best way to go when making the transition? i dont want to go buying anything yet until i do my research.
i can ride her fine in halter and lead rope and she will even come down nicely. so im guessing she will be fine not having the bit but im just worried about all the people telling me bitless bridles can be just as harsh in some ways.
any help/suggestions would be appreciated :)
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