Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Drouin victoria
• Horses: 0
I started looking into it when I decided to do a Clinic with Carlos Tabernaberri who rides bitless. At first I thought I better give Monte a go , riding in halter as I didn't wnt to get to clinic and try it for first time! He normally plays with the bit non stop which keeps him a bit distracted, with the halter he had nothing to play with and I was amazed at how much more relaxed he was. He is pretty laid back but takes 10 mins or so to settle and start listening , now without the bit he walks off nice and relaxed straight away.
After researching it I found a lot of endurance riders go bitless, and I want to get into endurance, it ables the horse to drink properly at water spots, helps there overall breathing, and i figure i wouldn't like metal in my mouth for 5 hrs plus.
I then went to equatana and spoke to Cynthia Cooper (desighner of lightrider) and then spoke to just another shoper in the store that was buying one , he had been riding in them for a couple of years and he pretty much talked me into it LOL Cynthia should have had him on commission!!!