I’m glad to hear that! I got kind of discouraged when I asked a harness company if they sold bitless driving bridles and got told off pretty harshly (told I was going to cause an accident, hurt someone else, myself, or my horse…told that driving horses NEED a bit so they know you’re behind them etc.)
I just kind of gave up talking to people about it after that. Ordered one off the internet, and haven’t said anything to anybody since.
I doubt I’ll be able to compete anymore (everyone will probably refuse to get in an arena with us! lol) but I don’t care. The more I used the bit the more I didn’t like it. My horse didn’t really object to it too much but I eventually started thinking “why am I doing this?”