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Everything you need to know

About bitless bridles

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Bitless bridle

Are you looking for a bitless bridle? Then you are at the right place. FR Equestrian offers all kinds of bitless bridles made out of the highest quality leather for optimal comfort.

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What is a

Bitless bridle?

A bitless bridle is a bridle that does not use a bit in the horse's mouth. When looking for a bitless bridle it is of the utmost importance that you choose an anatomical, well-fitting bitless bridle.

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Why choose a

Bitless bridle?

One of the main benefits of using a bitless bridle is that it allows you to ride in a more friendly, kind and ethical way with your horse without the pressure of a bit in the horses mouth. There are different types and fits of bitless bridles ensuring there is a suitable bitless bridle for every horse.

Different

Bitless bridles explained

There are different types of bitless bridles. Each bitless bridle works in their own way. When shopping for a bitless bridles it is important that the bridle fits anatomically as you will be riding using the bitless bridle for the communication with your horse instead of a bit.

Different types of bitless bridles

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Sidepull Bridle

A bitless sidepull is a bitless bridle where the reins are attached to the sides of the noseband. A sidepull is a great starter bridle when getting in to bitless riding. It works similar to a bitted bridle and understood by most horses. Therefor it is also one of our most popular bitless bridles.

Hackamore Bridle

A hackamore bridle is a bitless bridle that has two shanks on each side of the bitless bridle. The longer the shanks of the hackamore bridle the more leverage they have. Bitless bridles are great if you are looking for a bitless bridle that has a little more leverage than a traditional sidepull bridle.

Cavemore Bridle

A cavemore bridle is a bitless bridle that has two shanks on each side of the bitless bridle. The longer the shanks of the cavemore bridle the more leverage they have. A Cavemore bridle differentiates itself from a hackamore as it has at least three rings on the noseband or more.

Are

Bitless bridles safe?

Bitless riding is considered to be safer and more controlled than riding with a bit. According to a study carried out by the Certified Horseman's Association, horses that had never been ridden bitless were calmer and performed better than those who had previously ridden with bitted bridles.

How to take care of your leather bridle
How do I take care

of my bitless bridle?

Each of FR Equestrians bitless bridles come with leather care sheets. These Leather care sheets explain exactly how to best take care of your leather bridle.

All about bitless bridles

Do you have any questions about bitless bridles? This part of the page is solely dedicated to answer all your questions about bitless bridles.

We are here happy to help. If you are unable to finding an answer to your question let us know here and we'll help you out.

Bitless bridle information

What is a bitless bridle?

A bitless bridle is a bridle that does not use a bit in the horses mouth. When looking for a bitless bridle it is of the utmost importance that you choose an anatomical, well fitting bitless bridle.

What does a bitless bridle look like?

A bitless bridle looks similar as bitted bridles however the bridle doe snot have a bit. The reins are often attached to hackamore shanks or the sides of the noseband.

Where to buy a bitless bridle

You can buy the best bitless bridles at FR Equestrian. Each of our bitless bridles are anatomically designed and made out of the best quality Buffalo leather with Nappa leather padding.

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Is a bitless bridle safe?

Bitless riding is considered to be safer and more controlled than riding with a bit. According to a study carried out by the Certified Horseman's Association, horses that had never been ridden bitless were calmer and performed better than those who had previously ridden with bitted bridles. At the end of the day however how you use your hackamore bridle has a big influence on how safe it is.

Bitless bridle sizing & fit

How do I fit a bitless bridle?

You can determine yourself if your bitless bridle fits your horse correctly. The noseband should be fitted as any other bridle. You should be able to put 2-3 fingers underneath your horses noseband on the middle of the noseband. The noseband its self should be placed 2 fingers underneath the cheek bone. If you are unsure if your bitless bridle fits correctly please contact ushereand we would be more than happy to help.

What sizebitless bridle do I need?

Each of FR Equestrians bitless bridles have a detailed sizing chart. You can find these sizing charts on the bridles product pages. To fit a bitless bridle correctly we recommend you to take a look at "How to fit a hackamore bridle"

Bitless bridles in competions

Are bitless bridles allowed in dressage?

In some countries bitless bridles are allowed in dressage and in some countries they are not. In the Netherlands some bitless bridles (sidepull's and undercross bridles) are allowed in dressage. Please check with your country's Equestrian federation for the accurate, up to date rules about bitless bridles in competitions.

Are bitless bridles allowed in hunters?

In some countries bitless bridles are allowed in hunters and in some countries they are not. Please check with your country's Equestrian federation for the accurate, up to date rules about bitless bridles in competitions.

Are bitless bridles allowed in showjumping?

In some countries bitless bridles are allowed in showjumping and in some countries they are not. Please check with your country's Equestrian federation for the accurate, up to date rules about bitless bridles in competitions.