Reply To: Anyone going bitless…?

NinaJD NinaJD
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Currently retraining a horse with bitless.
People think a horse needs a bit to be controlled. If you have a great partnership with your horse and they respect you and love their job, you don’t need one.
There was a jumper in the olympics who got a lot of crap for jumping bitless, but hey his horse did amazing and it shut people up.

I say go for it. Take the metal out of your horses mouth. Even if you do it slowly. I would work on saddle riding first and then once he gets the pressure down, move onto driving.
This is the biggest challenge for horses who are used to a bit. Adjusting to the pressure. But if you’ve done any work in just a halter, he’ll pick it up quickly.

Good luck!!

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