Can strong horses be ridden bitless?
There are a lot of misconceptions about bitless bridles. Some people think that they can't be used for strong horses, but that is not the case at all. In fact, bitless bridles can be very helpful for training and riding powerful horses. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using bitless bridles for strong horses .
Numb to the bit
Many horses are strong as they have become "numb" to the bit. A common misconception about riding strong horses in bitless bridles is that they can only be ridden in a hackamore. This however is not true. Bitless bridles offer a number of advantages for strong horses.
As most strong horses have become numb to the bit they often respond better to bitless bridles such as Cross-unders, Sidepull's or hackamore's as the communication with these bridles are more refined.
Horses that are numb to the bit often have a history of being ridden with harsh hands or they simply do not like the bit. A bitless bridles prevent the horse from getting injured by the bit and research by Dr. Robert Cook has shown that bitless horses perform better than bitted horses.
So, if you have a strong horse, don't be afraid to try a bitless bridle. You may be surprised at how well it works! Thanks for reading and if you have any questions do not hesitate to comment them down below.