Does Bridle Fit Matter?

To SUCCEED in training, you need GOOD BRIDLE FIT and the right bridle action for your horse…..

Why is this?

Training can work on the mind of your horse, but if bridle fit is distracting their mind because either it’s…

🐴…creating negative pressure
🐴…working on sensitive areas
🐴…working on painful areas
🐴…not being used correctly

…then it doesn’t matter how well trained your horse is, they are NOT going to be able to give you 100% in your training if they are uncomfortable ❌

But bridle fit isn’t that important is it?

The bridle is possibly the most overlooked piece of tack, especially when it comes to fit and bitless is as much a minefield as bit fit. While some actions of the bitless bridles are obvious in the way they work, others are less so and the materials, design and fit will have a huge impact on the communication with your horse.

The question is, can you afford not to have it checked?

You may spend £100 on a behaviourist (all of our fitters are experienced in equine behaviour)
£75 on a vet
£50 on a bodyworker
£80 on a saddle fitter….

…but the bridle is often the piece of tack many will look for as the cheapest and quickest fix 🤯 usually going strength to strength on shanks or opting for one a friend uses.

Common issues reported….

⚠️ Headshaking is a big problem in the equine world, 100’s of riders post about it, half way in to a ride the horse starts headshaking and they don’t know why.
👉Check the bridle!

⚠️The horse won’t let the owner near to be bridled.
👉Check the bridle!

⚠️My horse goes above the bridle, they won’t listen I need something stronger.
👉Check the bridle!

While the bridle may not ALWAYS be the issue, the fact that it is left unchecked on many occasions is a big worry.

That’s why we created the Bitless Boutique which offers consultations both virtually and in selected locations; in person to help horse owners find the best bitless solution.

 

What’s included in a virtual consultation?

✅ FREE bitless bridle consultation guide
✅ Virtual consultation with a bitless bridle specialist
✅ Access to our 100+ bitless bridle collection
✅ Professional fitting advice & guidance
✅ Aftercare & online support group

 

Who is this service for?

Primarily our 1:1 consultations are directly with horse owners, however we also work with trainers, behaviourists, therapists and students to educate.

To find out more and book an appointment please visit www.bitlessboutique.com where you will find more information on our fitters, our process and designers we work with.

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