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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
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FURminator Equine - We recently bought one of these ourselves and have found it great. It effortlessly removed loose
hair and the horses really seem to enjoy being groomed with it. We even tried it out on our dog! Obviously you need to take
care not to use it on parts of the body where the bone is close to the surface, such as face and legs. (by Suzanne Lalor,
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