Manufacturer: Dr. Cook's (View all products by Dr. Cook's Bitless Bridle)
Model: Bitless Bridle (View all Bitless Bridle reviews)
Category: English Bridles
Purchase: After given the opportunity to ride a tense, braced, trapped, and obviously misunderstood horse in desperate need of freedom, I researched different options available to help correct the problem. "Trying a stronger bit" to lighten a horse did not make much sense so I wanted to try no bit at all. I discovered Dr. Cook's bitless bridle which is designed to offer a feel of push rather than a pull. "Brilliant". After paying $190.00 for the bridle and $110.00 for the matching reins, Dover delivered.
Likes: I knew just by taking away what was causing his worry, (harsh bit, heavy hands)and focusing on light aids, we'd have a better ride, but I did not know it would be amazing on the very first ride. Not sure of how he would respond to the change, I was cautious at first, riding in an arena rather than open field. This was a different horse. He relaxed. I still focused on keeping even connection and straightness, but because of the pushing concept of the bridle, I was much more aware each time I used my hands. Therefore, I was very effective with my other aids. Good for me but great for the horse.
Dislikes: The bridle is not accepted in the dressage ring. Hopefully that will soon change.
Quality: Good quality leather. When I order again, I will order the Dr. Cook's Bitless Bridle with the padded noseband just for added comfort.
Summary: It has only been 3 weeks-and Dr. Cook's Bitless Bridle has proven to me- riders will like it- horses will love it. This is an amazing concept. Highly recommended.
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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