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IMPORTANT - The opinions expressed here are from personal experience and we strongly advise you to contact your veterinary surgeon or your riding instructor if you are seriously worried about your horse. Prompt action is important.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Switching to Bitless Riding

Have you ever tried riding bitless? Maybe you have already tried riding in a hackamore. Many people are now considering or have already made the switch to riding without a bit in the horse's mouth. Some are forced to attempt the transition because their horse has a problem in his mouth and a bitless bridle is the only option. Others use bitless bridles because they feel they are kinder to the horse.

I am very grateful to Avis Senior and her two friends, Elinor and Brenda, who brought bitless riding to my attention. Avis sent me a link to a team competing in a Hunt Chase in bitless bridles. It makes interesting viewing and may convince those of you who worry that you will be run away with that a horse trained to a bitless bridle can be a fun ride.

If you have experience of riding bitless yourself and would like to add any information, please get in touch.

Read our articles about bitless riding here 

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