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Dr. Cook (#22094)

Dr. Cook® Bitless Western Headstall

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THE BRIDLE THAT STARTED THE BITLESS REVOLUTION!

SAFE, GENTLE, EFFECTIVE CONTROL AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION

The Dr. Cook® Bitless Western Headstall features an independent rein straps and a smooth, comfortable noseband that provides a clear, pain-free signal and instant release. Although The Bitless Bridle is indisputably a bitless bridle it bears no other resemblance to the pre-existing and traditional bitless bridles. The Dr. Cook Bitless Western Headstall works on an entirely new and different concept compared with all previous bridles. The Bitless Bridle  provides full service communication, whereas the traditional bitless bridles have limitations in their ability to provide for rider/horse communication. 

 Dr Cook's Bitless Western Leather Reins sold separately.

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  • Hand crafted out of quality US bridle leather. (Wickett & Craig of America).
  • Crafted by some of USA's finest American leather workers.
  • Features western looking buckles and have silver star removable Conchos at the browband.

 

Key Specifications
  • Material: Leather
  • Closure Style: Buckle
  • Style: Headstall
  • Reins Included: No
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Available in sizes Horse (Medium), Oversize (Large)
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Specifications

Material Leather
Closure Style Buckle
Style Headstall
Noseband Width 1/2"
Browband Width 1/2"
Reins Included No
Padding Yes
Customizable No
Special Features Made in the USA. Silver Star Removable Conchos

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    Dr. Cook® Bitless Western Headstall is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bridle ever! This is my 3rd Dr Cook bridle: I have the leather English bridle which is perfect for my Irish Draft; the 2nd one is a beta English one for my mare.(I do prefer the leather ones however). My third guy one is a cob size and I purchased the Western Headstall in medium. I love it as the nose band is flat and fits his more refined head. He had never been ridden in a bitless and he’s loving it!
    Date published: 2020-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made I bought this bridle several weeks ago and due to the hot weather in Utah I have yet to use it. But I am impressed with the excellent leather and how well it is made. I'm looking forward to using it as soon as it cools down this fall.
    Date published: 2020-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Fit perfectly! No more bits for Max! He’s a happy horse!!!
    Date published: 2020-08-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from metal swings around when cantering I switched over to this bridle a few months ago. I really love it but there was one big problem. When I cantered, the metal hoops where the reins connected would swing back and forth in my horses face. I tried lighter reins and it still happened. I ride with one hand on the reins and loose reins, so they start to pick up momentum and if I don't pull them in, they begin to swing all around her face and she does not like it. I haven't seen any other review that says this is happening to them, maybe you all ride with more contact? I felt I should add this, maybe someone else has a solution.
    Date published: 2020-06-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for mouth problems My horse had a cut in each corner of his mouth so I could not use a bit till the cut had healed. At first I had good control, but after a month I could not keep my horse straight. He paid less attention to the bitless bridle. I'm using his regular bit now and he goes straight again.
    Date published: 2018-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice quality & design I bought this several months ago for my husband’s trail horse. I was amazing at how he immediately relaxed & seemed to enjoy his outings more. Why on earth did I have him in a bit for trail riding? Habit! Am now buying another for my horse to use on the trails.
    Date published: 2018-07-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bitless bridle I didn't realize when I ordered it that the reins were not included so I had to go out and buy them.
    Date published: 2018-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr. Cooks Bitless Western Headstall Great product and well designed , it took a little adjusting and a short time to get used to , so far it seems to be working well.
    Date published: 2018-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change Needed I love the the bridle. would like to see a quick snap on both sides of the rein, instead of the buckle on one side. Other than that great piece of equipment.
    Date published: 2018-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bridle! Just bought this bridle for my horse. I was able to get collection, lift shoulders etc.
    Date published: 2018-02-01
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