Should I use a Bitless Bridle

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

By using the bit less bridle some unwanted behavior's caused by the presence of the metal bit in the horse can be eliminated. The performance and health of sensitive and nervous horses could be improved. The use of a bit less bridle also helps in the trusting relationship between your horse and you the rider.



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The Bitless Bridle exerts minimal pressure and spreads this over a large and less critical area,and if fitted and used correctly it is more humane than a bit. It provides better communication, promotes a true partnership between horse and rider, and does not interfere with either breathing or striding. As a result, performance is improved. However there has to be a smooth transition, as choosing the right bitless bridle is also crucial.

The face of a horse has many nerves that run just under the skin. The hard palates of the skull, particularly the nasal bones, are also susceptible to damage.

For bitless options they predominantly use chin pressure, as an example, it is imperative that riders take into account the sensitivity of the mandibular nerve running under the jaw. It’s located exactly where curb options create pressure.

Because of this, it is important to follow size charts to ensure that you have correctly fitted the equipment in order to avoid damage to the soft tissues or hard palates of the horse’s so in other words assuming that a bit pulling in your horse's mouth is not necessarily true as a badly fitted bridle can also hurt the horses face. Once both you and your Horse are accustomed to the new change you probably won't go back to using a bit again.

So should I go Bitless?

The Bitless Bridle provides better steering than a normal bit or natural hackamore/rope halter, and more reliable brakes than a bit or sidepull. Freedom from pain results in calmness and obedience.If used correctly and gently and A Bitless Bridle is also ideal for starting young horses to gain confidence.

After much time and research this is my choice as a good bitless bridle plenty of good reviews on tried & trusted Amazon just click the photo to view more information!

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