How does Dr Cook bitless bridle work?

How does Dr Cook bitless bridle work?

The Bitless Bridle works on an entirely different concept from all other types of bridles. A bitted bridle enables the rider to communicate by applying pressure on the exquisitely sensitive mouth. The traditional bitless bridles (i.e., the Hackamores, bosals and sidepulls) work primarily through pressure on the nose.

How do you measure a horse for a bitless bridle?

How do I measure for a Bitless Bridle headstall? Measure 1 ½” to 2” up from the corner of the horse’s mouth. From that point, measure the circumference of the horse’s nose (for the Noseband measurement).

How do you fit a Dr cooks bitless bridle?

Just wiggle the cross-under straps so they’re a little loose then hold the bridle up to the horses head, slipping their nose in in front of the cross-under straps and below the noseband. Pop it behind the ears and make sure the side straps are back away from the eyes.

How do I know what size bridle my horse needs?

Measure from one corner of your horse’s mouth, over the poll, to the other corner of his mouth. Measure the length of browband you require. Measure from the back edge of the horse’s ear, around his forehead, to the back edge of his other ear. Measure the length of noseband you require.

How do I choose a bitless bridle?

Like bits, they can have very different actions and levels of comfort for the horse, so choosing a bitless bridle comes down to knowing how the designs work and what may be best for your individual horse. In some cases, even the activity/event you participate in, will indicate a design that is more suited, eg.

How tight should a bitless bridle be?

CORRECT FITTING FOR THE CROSSOVER BITLESS BRIDLE In an average-sized horse the bottom edge of the noseband should lie between 3.8 and 5.0 cm (one-and-a-half to two inches, or about two fingers) above the corner of the mouth (Fig. 1). At this height there is no danger of the noseband obstructing the airway.

Is riding bitless safe?

Is it safe to ride bitless? It is generally accepted that bitless riding is safer and more controlled than riding with a bit. A study completed by the Certified Horseman’s Association found that horses that had never been ridden bitless were calmer and performed better than they did with a conventional bridle.

What is the difference between a side pull and a bitless bridle?

Basically all bitless bridles are a variation of either cross-under or side-pull. Cross-under bitless bridles have two straps that cross behind the jaw (hence the name) and apply pressure around the whole head while side-pulls have the reins attached to the sides of the bridle and apply pressure to the nose.