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Bitless Bridles are moving on up!

Good things are happening in the world of riding with bitless bridles. LightRider Bitless bridles approved for dressage competition in the Netherlands   Official news – Sarah Joosten reports: the KNHS (Dutch Sports Federation) approved the bitless LightRider Bridle so it can be used as a bitless bridle at competitions in the Netherlands! Bitless Bridles […]

Equine Welfare during Exercise: An Evaluation of Breathing, Breathlessness and Bridles

There is something especially engaging about seeing healthy horses running free, alert, ears forward, nostrils flared, moving across the ground with ease, displaying exceptional agility, control and power. This article is an original work that advances our understanding of equine respiration and breathlessness. The authors, David J. Mellor * and Ngaio J. Beausoleil, bring an invigorating new […]

Do You Know When to try a Bitless Bridle?

LightRider Dressage Deb

Do you ever find yourself wondering whether it would be worth trying a bitless bridle? Although riding with a bit is often required by the competitions and clubs a rider is involved in, there are times when trying something different could have real benefits beyond being fashionable. With a good range of bitless options available […]

New LightRider Bitless Bridle Chinstrap Cover

LightRider Chinstrap Cover

I’m always working towards improving the LightRider products and a chinstrap cover is the latest update. This neoprene cover helps keep the buckle more secure, and your horse even more comfortable. You can use it with the smooth or textured side facing out, and it’s weight assists the chinstrap to release and return to neutral (when light reins are also used). Neoprene was chosen […]

Bitless Bridles and ‘Lipstick Foam’

by Yvonne Welz Does the bit cause foaming? Maybe not… It has long been assumed that a horse chewed and salivated because there was a foreign object (a metal bit) in its mouth. And right now, I’m not here to debate whether bits should or should not be used on horses. I just want to talk about the […]

Using the LightRider Bitless Bridle with or without chinstrap

LightRider bridles are a sidepull style of bitless, either with chinstrap action or no chinstrap action. So what’s the difference and how do you use it either way? With the chinstrap in action, the reins are clipped only onto the chinstrap rings so it moves through the noseband rings. This allows the noseband to be adjusted looser for more […]

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