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‘ , presenter of the brand new Bitless Masterclass 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.
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Selecting & Fitting a Bitless Bridle

As an experienced bitless bridle fitter, registered equine therapist and equine anatomy student, Phillippa offers a comprehensive service to support you and your horse to find the best bridle for your bitless transition.

The appointments are suitable for those new to bitless, experienced bitless riders, bitless riders experiencing difficulties and non ridden equines.

Assessment & Fitting

At a bitless fitting session I will work with your horse to discover which bridles will be the most responsive and comfortable.  I will measure your horse and supply either a complete bridle or in some cases a nose piece fitted to your existing bridle. The bridle will be fitted and trialed during the session.

More than one bridle may be tried during the session, provided there is time.

Transitioning to Bitless

Upto 60 mins of riding is included in the bitless session. Guided exercises support you to establish gentle cues with your horse.

The training involves groundwork and ridden work and can be delivered with either Traditional Horsemanship, (Gentle) Natural Horsemanship or Positive Horsemanship methods.

It is an important part of my practice to support bitless transitions in a practical way, giving confidence and experience to riders of all levels. I can also give insight in to how different bridle will work during training and offer advice on signal cues. I understand the workings of the different bitless bridles and can help riders replace old cues with new communication and training methods.

Trials & Orders

Trial your chosen bridle for 2 weeks, this way of trialing saves both time and money from buying various bridles. 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, or we are happy to connect you with the makers.

Aftercare

Follow up sessions are available to support your transition.

Custom bridles can be ordered and fitted.

 

For clients who are too far away, not able to make a Bitless Workshop or who would like to learn about the bitless for themselves in their own time, our Masterclass DVD + Bitless 101 guide has everything you need to understand bitless bridle fitting, simple exercises and how to select the right bitless bridle for your horse.

The addition of the DVD explains all of the information in the book, in a practical hands on approach with all the visual support you need to get started in Bitless riding.