I bought one of the bitless bridles and my horse worked well in
it, but he had been used to an Arabian S hackamore and so was used to noseband
and poll pressure. The huge inescapable problem of the S hack is no
lateral control, thus my interest in the bitless bridle.
I also noticed a tendancy with this bridle for the horse, when he
wanted to hurry (like heading home), to push his nose out and up against the
bridle if I pulled back "too hard" (a very relative feel). This is in
direct contrast to the S hack or a regular Myler bit, where he never exhibited
that behavior. I was almost thinking that the straps of the bridle were
binding or something but I couldn't find anything wrong.
Overall, I liked the action of the bridle, the lateral control is
just like a bit and the horse traveled comfortably in it, but it's not very
easy to get on the horse, with all of those straps. And the lifting nose
thing needs clarification, because at a ride start, it could prove to be a