View Full Version : bitless bridle

Jan. 19, 2010, 10:31 AM
I need a synthetic bridle for this season as I'll finally be doing > 15 miles Novice with my App. He gets pretty sweaty and I hate cleaning tack so I thought I'd like biothane or beta.

The question is: what does everyone ride in for bitless? I usually use a halter-type hackamore with him he doesn't need anything at all on his face (I could almost ride bridleless.) so I'd like to find something simple like a halter with reins.

Anything out there like that?

Jan. 19, 2010, 11:03 AM
Yup: http://www.nurturalhorse.com/ :D

Jan. 19, 2010, 01:50 PM
I like my Dr. Cook's Bitless Bridle: http://www.bitlessbridle.com/
You can buy leather or beta.

There are also some biothane sidepulls and other bitless styles in this catalog my friend puts out: http://www.freedomtreeless.com/BioThaneCatalog.pdf

Jan. 19, 2010, 02:47 PM

Jan. 19, 2010, 02:52 PM
If you're looking for something simple, I'd recommend either the sidepull halter from Halter Lady:

Or one of the sidepulls from Crazy Ropes. This is the one I currently use with a biothane headstall on my green horse:

I've used both of these with a lot of success. The rope halters last a long, long time and you can just throw them in the washer to clean them.

Feb. 12, 2010, 08:53 PM
I've got a Dr. Cook's that I've used.

Feb. 16, 2010, 10:06 AM
I have a Beta/Biothane overlay halter/bridle with a sidepull noseband. It is AWESOME!! I bought it used and am looking at another one- The SMARTâ„¢ Sidepull: from Running Bear. It looks like a great design.

Feb. 19, 2010, 09:22 PM
I have a Dr. Cooks, 2 of them actually... first I got a nylon one but I used and washed it so much the holes got so fuzzy I couldn't find them, and the whole thing was getting really worn out, so since I liked it so much I got one of the Beta's and I love it. They work great and he'll stop on a dime even after a long gallop or jump course or something equally exciting with just the slightest squeeze of the reins. As opposed to running off with me with a bit in his mouth, on several occasions...