Bitless Bridle Trail Riding

Some horses can not tolerate some of the anatomy of the mouth simply has no way through. These horses can benefit from a bitless bridle. Nowadays, there are so many bitless bridle that it has become difficult to find the right one, in this article i will therefore properties of a set of reins.

History of bitless riding

Bitless driving is not necessarily something in our time, in fact; in North Africa, they used around 2000 f.Kr. not a bit. Bitten then already existed, were the first to be made of bone, but they, and with them the Spaniards after conquest of America, the Indians did not use but some type of noseband. Today, many bitless bridle also as a basic principle the noseband where the reins are tight, but things have changed a lot. This is a list of the most famous bitless bridles and their functions:

Side pull

Side spin on either side of the nose a belt bridle. When pressure is applied on the left rein, the horse feels right and vice versa. When pressure is exerted on both reins the horse feels on top of the nose and a little behind the ears. When tack with an adjustable strap under the Chin of the horse also feel pressure on the Chin. The bridle are often made of leather, but there are also nylonvarianter.
This bridle is especially suitable for sensitive horses. With less sensitive horses generally do not work as accurate.


Bitless driving, but above all on the hackamore, there are some “ghost stories”. You can break the nose bone with this thank you. It would indeed be possible, but it means first that you have hung hackamore is not high enough and that one other very’ve pulled hard on the reins.
A hackamore has a multiplier effect, if you take the reins of the horse is feeling increased pressure on the head. The degree of influence depends on the length of the claws. The hackamore puts pressure on the Chin, nose and behind the ears.
If you do not know what supposed to be a hackamore, ask an expert, or choose a different tack.

Rope Halter

This is probably the cheapest bitless bridle, but it must be used with caution because it may appear very sharp. Because it is so easy to Halter horse, in principle, does not know that he omheeft him until the pressure is put on. The thinner rope, the sharper the measures. What you with a rope Halter all the time to remember is that it is a wérkhalster, for example, or a trailerrit, you should use a stable Halter because a rope Halter not break if the horse pulls.


This thanks also to work again for pressure on the nose. It has a wide noseband with two crossed straps as tight reins on. When pressure is applied on the left rein, the horse feels right and vice versa. So it seems, by a duwprincipe, not through a policy. The bridle has no neck or headband because it simply does not need, it is a simple bridle with few frills and sold by many different tack shops in different designs and price ranges.


A thank you is not better than another, it’s about where you fine horse responds and where you feel comfortable with. It is possible to test the bridle before proceeding to purchase, for example, at