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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.

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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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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

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    Dr. Cook® Beta Bitless Bridle is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 62.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Improvement My senior rescue horse was not reacting well to bits even after equine dentist work. I decided to give this bridle a try, and so far, he's a relaxed and happier horse with the bitless bridle. He is a walk/trot horse only, but I've had no issues with responsiveness and getting him to transition from a trot to a walk quickly. Easy to figure out even if you've never used a bitless bridle before.
    Date published: 2018-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves it as much as I do! He always tossed his head he just didn't like the bits so I gave this a try and we're both thrilled.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made I really enjoyed using this bitless bridle. It was very well made.
    Date published: 2018-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value Fits horse very well and working very good and very good quality
    Date published: 2018-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We've been using these in our therapeutic riding program for years and they are great! Easier on the horse with beginner and challenged riders yet give better control for the horses leaders.
    Date published: 2018-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I love this bridle! If you show the crisp and stunning look will help ya in the ring! I have a hard mouth horse and dont like bits, i tried one of these, and it changed my riding game! 100 percent recomend for a hot or hard mouthed horse!
    Date published: 2018-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for one of my horses Bought one of these for one mare who rode better in a halter than a bitted bridle. Works great for her. She's not real motivated to go. The other mare who likes to gitty up and go does better with a bit. More for a horse who is easy to please and do as you ask than one who has a mind of there own.
    Date published: 2018-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what my horse needed I have been trying to find the right bridle for my newly purchased horse that was previously ridden in a rope halter. I felt like I needed just a little bit more control, but had no idea where to start. He wasn’t used to a bit, so this was not an option. I bought a bosal, but I immediately knew this was not what I needed. After doing some research, I came across this bit less bridle, and it is AMAZING! We had our longest ride yet, and my horse did so incredibly well! He was very at ease, and he responded immediately to the signals given to him. I am so happy I found this bridle! I don’t ever think I will use anything else! And... I bought it in red with the matching reins. It looks so flashy on my bay Arabian!
    Date published: 2018-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Transformation!! I just purchased a 7yo QH who previously sat mostly unused at a backyard one horse home. She was originally trained out West and I found a photo of her from a past owner showing her in a relatively severe western shank with a martingale. She hadn’t had a dental in at least four years (the backyard owner had no idea), and her daughter could only get the bit in the horse’s mouth with a bunch of treats. I decided to try the Dr. Cook bridle. I spent one session on the ground working on bending and giving to the pressure and then hopped on the next session. My mare was AMAZING! She allowed me to put the bridle on with no issues both times. She did not toss her head once. She wasn’t incredibly responsive and I could keep my hands soft. Stopped on a dime, turns were perfect, and transitions between gaits was smooth and easy! Never using a bit on her again. The beta material seems well made and easily cleanable.
    Date published: 2018-01-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think it's going to work good First of all, the reigns don't come with this. You'd think they would include them and I did not see the fine print that said they weren't included. So I was a little bumbed about that. Especially since I bought a red bridle! Now with my brown western reigns. But aside from that the horse seemed to accept it well. One time on a trail ride before we got started the horse broke the bridle and I had to ride in a halter. I was a little nervous at first because getting her broke was a bit of a challange. She originally couldn't handle a bit. She also is gaited but not a good gaited horse. But when I rode with the halter she seemed to gait better and had no trouble accepting the halter as her substitute bridle. Seemed more relaxed. That's what lead me to try this bridle. Plus the fact the bit would give her sores in the corners of her mouth. The only thing I don't know is how well a horse that wants to bolt would be controlled in this. I saw the manufactures website where a horse spooked in the ring and they said how easy it was to get it under control. Didn't look too easy to me, looked like they got lucky. But for what we do, just trail riding, I'm hoping it works out. The material seems nice. I also bought the synthetic because of complaints that the leather reign attachments would get stuck. Did not seem to have that problem with the synthetic.
    Date published: 2018-01-02
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