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Bitless Basics Overview
Parts of the presentation I did on Bitless Riding at Agfest to give a brief overview of some of the things you can teach your horse.
Basics like lateral flexion, hindquarter yields and a responsive backup will improve your horse’s education and your ability to communicate with your horse in any situation.
Articles and advice
Disengagement is a Powerful Control – by Philip Nye
This article explains how to control your horse’s hindquarters so you aren’t relying on just the reins for control and is the safest way to ride bitless.
To Bit or Not To Bit – by Janene Clemence
This article details the damage bits can cause to horses.
To Bit or Not To Bit by Dr Amanda Warren-Smith looks at the responses of young horses to bitted and bitless bridles during foundation training.
A list of insurance companies, instructors, clubs, associations, and breed groups that allow the use of bitless bridles.