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post #31 of 94 Old 12-25-2013, 10:22 PM
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I've been doing bitless for several months now. Sonny responds just as well as the bitted bridle. Don't have any pictures but wanted to share. I think he enjoys bitless as much as I do :)
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post #32 of 94 Old 01-02-2014, 03:48 PM
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I ride my ottb in an Indian hack. I've read that a lot of people don't like them, but she rides better in it than anything else. I got the kind that hooks to her own headstall. She hated the Dr. Cook's bridle!
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post #33 of 94 Old 01-02-2014, 03:58 PM
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I've ridden in a bitless bridle, rope and nylon halters, and an s hackamore. They all worked great with her, especially the s hack.
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post #34 of 94 Old 01-02-2014, 09:47 PM
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Mine misbehaves in a bitless. She is goo 80% of the time, then she says "HAHAHA You can't stop me!" and she charges for home. Its short lived but she only tries it every now and then in a bit (Yay barn sour!). I have started doing what the Vaquero's do, but instead of a bosal under the bridle I have her rope halter. Seams to work.
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post #35 of 94 Old 01-03-2014, 10:47 AM
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I used to ride my first leased gelding in just a halter with lead rope attached and it was really nice! He was much lower-key without tack on (with a bit he would turn into his old gymkhana self and want to just race around the arena).

This is Blue and I (don't mind my seat, I was just learning to ride hehe)




I also occasionally take out the mare I'm currently leasing bareback in a halter, though she's a little more stubborn when she doesn't have a bit and knows she can overpower me. It's still nice in the winter though, keeps my buns warm

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post #36 of 94 Old 01-03-2014, 09:55 PM
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Grew up riding in a bridleless/saddleless drill team over fences. It was great fun. Start with a neck strap, position the horse through the positioning of the legs, horses will follow light changes of weight. Lungeing horse with a strap around their neck can give huge control for some horses as well!
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post #37 of 94 Old 01-05-2014, 05:40 PM
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I love to ride without my hackamore (I don't use bridals with bits). I love it a lot!
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post #38 of 94 Old 01-06-2014, 06:28 AM
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While this isn't the greatest video, I've ridden Faith bridleless a few times. She does very well, considering she's only 3 years old. She even backs up. I love my baby. Haha. I tried riding in half of the arena, because I only had my 250mm lens. I couldn't capture the entire part of the arena, only a bit of the corner. So I edited out the parts where I wasn't riding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPb3QA6NZis
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I also occasionally take out the mare I'm currently leasing bareback in a halter, though she's a little more stubborn when she doesn't have a bit and knows she can overpower me. It's still nice in the winter though, keeps my buns warm
Keeps your buns warm? You don't look like you're dressed for winter in this pic! I realize this was probably not taken during the winter, just giving you a hard time hehe. Cute photos!
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post #40 of 94 Old 01-06-2014, 03:44 PM
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While this isn't the greatest video, I've ridden Faith bridleless a few times. She does very well, considering she's only 3 years old. She even backs up. I love my baby. Haha. I tried riding in half of the arena, because I only had my 250mm lens. I couldn't capture the entire part of the arena, only a bit of the corner. So I edited out the parts where I wasn't riding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPb3QA6NZis

This is really great stuff!!!!! Way to go with her. I hope to ride my chestnut gelding that came to me completely unstarted and mishandled that way. Thanks for sharing.
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