As going bitless continues to grow in popularity here’s our pick of four bridles
Dr Cook bitless bridle
This bitless bridle communicates by distributing mild pressure around the whole of your horse’s head – across the bridge of the nose, under the chin, along the side of the cheek, and over the poll. Its action can best be described as a ‘whole-head-hug’ over a large area of relatively insensitive tissue. This bridle is available in webbing, leather-look synthetic matherial or leather versions so there’s something to suit all budgets.
Price from £65.50*
Rambo Micklem Multibridle
There are three alternative bitless bridles, from mild to strong, so there will be one that suits your horse. They are great to use after any mouth damage such as split corners or if your horse dislikes a bit. The bridle works on the principle of a ‘whole head hug’ action where pressure travels through the reins, along the cross under straps and over the poll. Pressure is evenly and painlessly spread over the whole head.
Easytrek bitless bridle
The Easytrek bitless bridle is made from good quality supple but durable black or havana brown leather. It has a soft comfortable padded noseband and brow band, and works on applying gently pressure on your horse’s head. It includes a pair of sure grip reins.
Rhinegold bitless bridle
This bridle is made from German leather and works with all over head pressure with the straps crossing under the jaw. The anatomically shaped headpiece is fully padded with soft leather to reduce pressure on the poll. there’s also the option of a flash strap to give more control.
*prices correct at time of publishing