Transition Exercises for Bitless Bridles

Recently while doing a bitless presentation, I discovered that the main thing people wanted to know was how to transition to a bitless bridle. Over the 10 years I’ve been using cross-under bitless bridles, I’ve developed exercises that make the transition from riding with a bit to without a bit seamless. Below I will describe step by step how to do this easily with any horse. Ensure correct fitting. A badly fitting bridle can distract the horse and/or reduce communication. The noseband needs to be about an inch above the corners of the mouth, if lower, it puts pressure on the cartilage, and if higher there is reduced control. The noseband is used to communicate with the horse so if it’s tigh

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