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post #1 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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NoBit™ Bridle? What do you think?

Well here is the story,I have a 9 year old Standardbred mare, called Georgie.She is an ex-pacer.She came off the track at about 7 years old, and my instructor broke her in.My instructor used a double twisted snaffle to break her in.I sold my old horse as he used to buck,pigroot,kick,rear,bolt etc.
So i was looking for a new horse.I told my instructor i was just looking for a pleasure horse.So she recommended Georgie, I went to have a look at her, and she was perfect, wasn't scared and she was a really good girl :)
Well, we bought her, and u i used to take lessons on her in the double twisted snafffle, but used the softest hands possible.Just recently we have moved her away from my instructors property to a place 5 minutes from my house.Straight away, we changed her bit, to a french link snaffle, and I have tried it on her a few times, and she was rearing and she has never done that before, she really doesn't like it.She uses a snaffle at the beach and still head tosses, jumps about etc.
I have ridden her in the halter, and she is calm and responsive.So I am just wondering, has anyone used the NoBit Bridle?
Do they recommend it? What is anybodys advice on what I should do for her?
Also, the NoBit Bridle has the same amount of control as having a bit in their mouth,I just feel as though Georgie could do so much better and be more calm and concentrated and learn more, if she wasn't so focused on fighting the bit. Here is a link to the NoBit Bridle website :)

Nobit Bridles-Australian Bitless Bridles Equestrian Horse Products.

Thankyou :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 10:29 AM
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Is she okay with pressure on her face? You could always try a hackmore. =] A nobit sounds like it's worth a shot, too. =]

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah,she is fine with pressure on her face.I have got a hackamore but I am selling it, because it is not really what I am looking for, as it only puts pressure on sensetive bits of the horses face and the no bit bridle doesn't.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 02:49 PM
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Someone here reccomended this one to me:
Freedom Bridle - Moss Rock Endurance - Your Source for Custom Biothane Competitive Tack

I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I think it will be great because of the ability to change the configurations.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 04:37 PM
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I bet Dr Cook is having a coronary over that one, lol. I don't think his patent extends Internationally, so he's SOL.

I have a Nurtural No-Bit bitless bridle, same basic design, and really like it. They're made in Canada. If you do any showing, check with your rule book(s) to make sure they're allowed.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-12-2009, 07:44 PM
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I go along with luvs2ride in that it looks like a Dr Cook, If he's having a coronary over the design I almost had one myself when I saw the price for an English leather one.

There are several designs of bitless bridle and I have found with my horses that some get on better with different designs - like bits for horses it's trial and error to find which one your horse likes.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-13-2009, 02:48 AM
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you can ride her in a bitless bridle at home but when out and about at shows pony club or adult riders you have to use a bridle with a bit.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-13-2009, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, she is only a pleasure horse, so only at home/beach/bush :)
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