The first time the word bitless was mentioned to me I must admit I laughed, I mean surely having no bit would mean no brakes, right? Wrong, this is a common misconception by most in relation to bitless. Before going further, this is not an I hate bits post but about how bitless can have its uses.
Now, what bitless won’t do though is replace bad training and in order to go bitless, the right amount of groundwork and training is still required. For me I tried it after a recommendation from my daughter who rides her 16.1hh mare in a bitless bridle and my then 3-year-old cob wasn’t going well in a bit but rode fine in a halter.
So I made the change and rode for about a year in an English hackamore, now I know you might be thinking that this is a
Every one of us goes to our riding lessons in order to get better at the sport we love. We go to our riding lessons because we enjoy them. They’re time away from being a mama. They’re time just for us. But, even though we know they’re fun, and we have fun while we’re participating in them, we also know they’re serious. We are there to learn, to become more skilled riders and our coaches want that for us too. But sometimes these things are easier said than done. So I’ve put together a list of 12 ways that you can ensure you are a good horse riding student … one who’ll learn, grow and achieve their goals.
When I started riding lessons a few months ago I was starting them off the back of having had owned horses for over 7 years. Admittedly, I hadn’t done a lot of riding in those years but I was lucky in that I already owned a lot of the required equipment and had a fair idea of what to expect from lessons. If you’ve been out of the saddle for a while, or if you’re starting lessons for the first time ever, then you may be unsure how to prepare for your first horse riding lesson as an adult rider. Today I wanted to share with you 5 things that you can do TODAY that will help prepare you for a horse riding lesson as an adult rider!