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Monsieur Chapeau, winning a championship at the MEPBG Exmoor Pony Show at Brendon Show (Image: Geoff Baylis)

LightRider Bitless Bridles has a new global brand Ambassador

  Recently the World Bitless Association ran a campaign to find their ‘Champion Bitless Ambassador’. LightRider Bridles were one of the 4 brand sponsors, each also awarding their own brand ambassador from the entries submitted. Exmoor Pony gelding Monsieur Chapeau with owner Dawn Westcott won the LightRider Champion Bitless Ambassador. The pair was also awarded […]

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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

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Bitless Bridles Seen as Safer Alternative for Horses in New Study

 from www.thehorse.com Previous studies evaluating the behavioural responses of horses to different types of bridles found that horses perform at least as well, if not better, with a bitless bridle than a jointed snaffle. To probe deeper into the issue, Robert Cook, FRCVS, PhD, and Daniel Mills, BVSc, PhD, IL TM, CBiol MIBiol, MRCVS, tested

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