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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello all. I grew up idolizing my riding instructors (as I suspect many young girls do), and believing everything that they say. So I never questioned bits. Lately though, I know there's been a strong trend towards bitless. I have a few questions on what may be a little controversial. I was...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello,I am new to horses and wonder what bit would be good to use?I was thinking about using a single joint rubber bit,but single jointed bits seem controversial.The bit is probably going to be used for a good 1-2 years at least. Why do I mention this? Why only 1-2 years? I am thinking about...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Just wondering if anyone has any good facts or tips about the 'sidepull' bitless bridles. I've been considering putting my boy in a bitless bridle for a while now, and I've heard Warwick Schiller starts young horses in them. I'm not sure about the mechanics of the bridle just yet though and...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've been thinking about switching my horse's bridle. She was trained with a Colombian bit but as I find those to be more invasive than necessary I switched her to a snaffle. However, she is very sensitive and responds to any pull or tug and I've successfully ridden her with a halter before...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi =) I am likely going to get the Dr. Cook or the Nurtural Bitless Bridle. I know they both come in nylon, beta and leather. Do you have a preference of one material over the other? why? Just trying to decide what one to buy.
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi There, Have you ever ridden in a bitless bridle? Have you ever competed in a bitless bridle? Are you even allowed to compete bitless where you are? Well unfortunately, here in Australia we are not allowed to compete in some disciplines in a bitless bridle. But that rule may soon change if...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have been riding the horse I co-board bitless lately and loving it. She responds very well with no bit =) I will hopefully be purchasing her soon and want to get her a bitless bridle...what is the best english one?
  8. Horse Talk
    Hi All It's that time of year again and we have some super horsey items up for grabs!! Two - Dr. Cook bitless bridles a wonderful equestrian fashion tote a really nice Winter horse blanket and some nice jewellery. This is our annual charity auction for canine rescue! Hope to see you there...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    What bitless bridle to you recommend jumping in? I have a keen pony that is scared of his mouth. If i take a slight pull her freaks out and sometimes takes off with me. I am trying to fix the problem, but he needs milage so I want to keep competing him. I want to put him in a bitless so that he...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a horse that I am wondering if I should use a bitless bridle on. I am wondering if I could get some opinions as to why you guys would use a bitless bridle, and reasons are welcome!:D
  11. English Riding
    My trainer started having me ride in a bitless bridle. I have a harder time rounding my horse in the bitless, and I'm just thinking about the term "on the bit" and whether it can apply to riding in a bitless bridle. Any thoughts on maintaining connection and roundness in a bitless bridle? the...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    HI Everybody I seem to be looking for some advice as usual. I have a pinto mare, farm horse used as cow pony\ cutting horse. More gathering than cutting. She's around eight to ten years old and wise to every trick in the book and then some. A little herd- bound as farm horses tend to be, but not...
  13. Horse Training
    I recently purchased my horse Koby a few months ago and have came to find that he needs a noseband. I ride western and love the western look. I can't seem to find any western bridles with a noseband that I really like. I also like the native american style. Does anyone know of any websites that...
  14. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Rydem CROSS UNDER Bitless Rope Halter Bridle ComboBLACK - eBay (item 140467888979 end time Nov-18-10 08:41:19 PST) Make me an offer! Black only. Constructed of Soft marine grade double braid poly rope. Happy to answer questions too :)
  15. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Rydem Bitless Combo Bridle For your consideration is the Rydem cross under Bitless Combo Bridle. The Rydem Bitless Combo Bridle is lightweight, gentle and effective. Offering clear communication and immediate release that will not leave your horse feeling trapped. The Rydem Bitless Combo...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey everone! I've been working on a bitless rope bridle design for some time now and FINALLY got it dialed in just the way I want it. I've scoured the internet and my design seems to be unique. It is a halter bridle combo, that isn't just a rope halter with reins attached, or rings added to...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Okay, lets first adress the reason why I need a bitless bridle: My horse has been gifted with a previous rider... with hard hands. So, when you wiggle your fingers to drop his head, he "roots" or pulls down against the bit, pulling me forward. We have tried up to a mild pelham, and down to a...
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    So our tack shop just started carrying "Nurtural Horse" bitless bridles. I decided to try one just to see what it was like, and to see if Denny liked it at all. Denny is an OTTB that ran his last race just over 2 months ago. His re-training has come VERY very far, and is working well at a w/t/c...
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