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Dr. Cook (#22099)

Dr. Cook® Beta Bitless Bridle

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The Dr. Cook® Beta Bitless Bridle was developed by Dr. Robert Cook after years of research, inspiration, and perspiration! The Dr. Cook® Bitless Bridles are marketed all over the world and used in all disciplines. It is the most accepted and trusted 'bit free' bridle on the market. The Bitless Bridle allows the rider gentle, effective control and clear communication with painless pressure that is distributed around the whole of the horse’s head. Made from beta, a leather-like synthetic material that is composed of a nylon core with a vinyl coating, this bridle is impervious to dirt and sweat and will give you years of use with no maintenance required.

Made in the USA.

Reins not included. Dr Cook's Bitless Bridle Beta Reins sold separately.

 

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  • Allows you to communicate effectively with your horse via gentle pressure instead of a bit
  • The most accepted and trusted "bit free" bridle on the market
  • Beta material is durable, requires no maintenance, and has an attractive, leather-like appearance

 

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Available in sizes Cob (Small), Horse (Medium), Oversize (Large)

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Dr. Cook® Beta Bitless Bridle is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it but some sizing issues Purchased for my draft cross, he seems to enjoy it and we are learning to communicate without a bit - only rode in it once and he seems content! However the cavesson is really tight on his big head. He usually wears a full sized bridle, I would purchase oversize if your horse is like mine and tends to be a bit of a larger “full”. Plenty of room for hole punches so I did just that! Otherwise, love it, and as another reviewer said, so does my vegan horse :)
Date published: 2022-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can be worn even if he has a bruise on his mouth. MY horse loves his new bitless bridle. He responds more willingly. I still feel I have full control of him. It is easier to put on and take off. It is easier to keep clean as well, since it can be washed with soap and water.
Date published: 2022-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and soft material My rescue horse didn't like any bit I tried. This bridle made her into a new horse. I'm so happy I bought this! We go trail riding now.
Date published: 2022-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally Riding Again My colonial Spanish gelding had laminitis because he kept a vigil over his pasture mate. One eye got uvitis then the other causing eventual blindness. He insisted upon monitoring her day and night. When he could not move, she had to be put down from injuries. Dr Cook's bridle is the only thing he will accept on his face, now he has recovered and can be ridden. It has brought our 15 year relationship to a new level of communication. The soft glove leather and under jowl crossed leathers work in unison to send clear signals. We ride it this bridle and a suede bare back pad everywhere.
Date published: 2021-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality construction, very nice looking! I bought this for my senior horse. I want to make him comfortable while riding. This has been one of my better purchases and yes I would highly recommend this bridle to anyone looking for a bitless bridle.
Date published: 2021-10-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pressure is key After using this bridle for a year, the Dr. cook beta bridle does not release pressure as it should. I ignored the problem thinking it was something I was doing for three months even had got a trainer who helped me realize the bridle was not releasing the pressure. My trainer and I even got three other opinions along with riding in other bitless bridles. My gelding became really reactive to the bridle throwing his head, simi rearing even stopped turning left or right but would give to pressure perfectly in a halter/different bitless bridle on the ground and in saddle perfectly.
Date published: 2021-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, looks like real leather Overall good bridle. You can pull back and have breaks, a little hard to turn, but expected with no bit in mouth
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great! My gelding loves it ! I haven't owned Henry long but it was obvious he did not like even a mild snaffle bit so purchased the Beta Bitless Bridle - all the head tossing stopped! He responds really well to it - although being an ex race horse im not sure this would be enough to bring him to a stop if he were in a full gallop. I think this bitless bridle is the way to go. Ill never go back to a regular bridle - so much kinder for the horse. Love that this is easily cleaned as it is not leather.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the feel of this! My horse is now a happy horse! Such an easy transition too!
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality I bought this for my daughter and her horse. They both love it and her horse has been extremely responsive to it. Easy to clean. Easy to put on and our horse loves that she gets to go on grazing hacks with my daughter in tow!
Date published: 2020-11-11
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Dr. Cook's Beta Bitless Bridle Review
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