Why Bitless?

  • Bitless transitioning is riding towards lightness & softness refining the methods of communication.
  • Bitless can offer a new level of relaxation and works for all horses.
  • Bitless works for all disciplines Dressage, Jumping, Cross Country, TREC & Showing
  • Even if you decide to continue competing in a bit, relaxation can be a real assett to developing your existing training.
  • Bitless is more widely accepted, with showing, jumping and TREC classes in Ireland.

Bitless Bridles

Equine Partnership supply a range of high quality, gentle bitless bridles, personally tried and fitting service offered via Equine Partnership and Bitless Horseriding Ireland.

Our collection includes…

  • Transcend
  • lightrider
  • hackamores
  • sidepull
  • crossunder
  • micklem

Don’t see the bitless bridle you want?

With so many bridles on the market, we may not stock every type, but we will order on request at time of booking.

Bitless Sessions

Fitting

At an EP Bitless session you can try out different bitless bridles and learn how they work and how to fit them. Find out how your horse responds to different types of pressure and learn foundation groundwork and relaxation techniques which will be helpful in all aspects of your training.

Training

The sessions usually last about 2hrs, they can be private or shared. I travel frequently around Southern Ireland and also offer clinics for 3 or more participants. We will try bridles, sometimes horses respond straight away, others may need a little longer to adjust and relax. You have the opportunity to try techniques yourself under guidance.

Trials & Orders

Trial your chosen bridle for upto 2 weeks, you can only trial 1 bridle at a time and you can swap during your trial. Follow up sessions are advised to support your transition. Custom bridles can be ordered and fitted.

Investment

Please see my Pricing FAQ

Distance Trials

Most areas around Ireland and the UK are covered via clinics, however if you would prefer a 1-2-1 session and are out of area, I offer a distance session where I give you a set of exercises for you to complete and video. This is then sent to me and I we will discuss the recommended bridle for you to trial.

Fitting instructions are sent with the selected bridle and you can send me a photo for confirmation of the fit.

A DVD of exercises is also included with the bridle for you to practice and online sessions can continue your training if desired.

During the trial you have the option of swapping bridles and follow up consultation before ordering.

The cost for this service varies on which country you are based in and which bridle is trialed (prices range from €40-€300), please contact me for a free consultation and quote.

WORKSHOP 9th March – Co. Roscommon  

2 DAY CLINIC 6th & 7th April – Co. Cork  

PLEASE NOTE: Horses need to have a solid groundwork and ridden training foundation with knowledge how to deal with stopping situations. We do not recommend you transition to bitless without some form of guidance from an experienced practitioner to show you these methods. You should also check your insurance if you plan to hack or compete bitless.