It is about the training never the equipment. Purchasing what’s hot and on trend be it a gadget or new bridle, be it with a bit or bitless will not fix the problem or be a magical short cut to success. Learning to listen to understand and be appropriate with your communication with your horse matters far more. To me it’s a partnership, so your horse’s opinion really matters. An ethical approach with kind equipment is what we should be using. Which brings me back to please ensure what you choose offers an instant release of pressure.
I find when people approach me to try bitless they become open to trying something new. What is new is not just the equipment but how I teach them to use it. Opening your mind to engaging in different approach to non ridden activities and riding can be a great way to break away from old patterns of that are causing problems. I am passionate that all our interactions, non ridden and riding should be permissive. Permissive riding is not about force, restriction, or equipment to get the job done. Permissive riding is force free, ethical, compassionate, rewarding, fun, and above all places the horse's welfare emotionally, physically and spiritually at the centre. So if you want to listen to truly understand your horse and embrace riding as an activity you both fully enjoy click here for more information.
Here is Kez wearing an Orbitless bridle. This bridle is so versatile it can be used for many non ridden activities and for riding and offers 8 different settings. The orbitless has no tightening straps and offers an instant release to neutral from the softest pressure.