Bitting up

I have always been a snaffle kind of rider. Partly it’s because I generally have had horses that require more kick than whoa; partly it’s because I use other aids to control speed and rhythm; and partly it’s because I like a horse to take a solid contact with the bit. Look in my bit […]

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On the Bit(less) Bridle: A Comparison

I have nothing against riding a horse in a bit. In fact, until recently, it wasn’t even an issue. I’ve ridden all my horses in some form of snaffle and never thought much about it. For my Trakehener gelding, bits have always been an issue. During the 12 years that I’ve owned this horse, I’ve […]

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