Modern Bitless Horse Riding
If you are considering riding bitless but would like more information and support to transition, you have come to the right place. Phillippa Christie is a 100% bitless trainer, author of ‘Bitless 101: How to Select & Fit Bitless Bridles‘ and Specialist Bitless Trainer, teaching bitless workshops, clinics and retreats internationally.
Reasons to choose bitless horse riding:
- Bitless transitioning is riding towards lightness & softness refining the methods of communication.
- Bitless improves relaxation, aids flexibility and hind movement.
- Bitless supports training in all disciplines Dressage, Jumping, Cross Country, TREC, Showing & more.
- Bitless is more widely accepted, with showing, jumping and TREC classes in Ireland.
- Bitless can be especially helpful for horses experiencing soreness of the mouth.
- Bitless works for all horses.
- Bitless has a growing network in Ireland.
Equine Partnership supply a range of high quality, modern bitless bridles, personally tried and fitting service offered via Equine Partnership.
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.
As en experienced bitless fitter, registered equine therapist and equine anatomy student, Phillippa offers a comprehensive service to support you and your horse in your bitless transition.
Suitable for those new to bitless, experienced bitless riders, bitless riders experiencing difficulties and non ridden equines.
At an bitless fitting session I will work with your horse to discover which bridles will be the most responsive.
In the session I will measure your horse and supply either a full bridle or in some cases a nose piece fitted to your existing bridle.
The bridle will be fitted and ready for use during and following the session.
30 mins of training is included in the bitless session.Guided transition exercises to support your technique and safety are included.
The training can involve groundwork and ridden work.
It is an important part of my practice to support bitless transitions in a practical way.
Trials & Orders
Trial your chosen bridle for 2 weeks for a small cost and refundable deposit, saving you money and time. Your trial bridle will be left with you if fitted at your consultation.
At the end of your trial you can choose to order directly with us, enjoying a special discount that you won’t get directly from the manufacturers.
Custom pieces are available, prices for bitless nose pieces start at €40, full bridles start from €80.
Follow up sessions are advised to support your transition.
Custom bridles can be ordered and fitted.
Please see my Pricing FAQ
Distance Consultation & Trial
Our Bitless 101 Fitting guide has everything you need to understand bitless bridle fitting, simple exercises and how to select the right bitless bridle for your horse.
Add an online consultation and trial for added support and to save money and time ordering new bridles.
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.