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Dr Cook's Bitless Western Headstall

Bitless Bridle Inc.
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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'!).

Why We Love This

THE BRIDLE THAT STARTED THE BITLESS REVOLUTION!

SAFE, GENTLE, EFFECTIVE CONTROL AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION

Dr Cook's 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. Dr Cook's 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.

Favorite Features

  • 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.

 

Sizing

Bridles available in medium (average horse) Small (ponies and very small horses) and Large (Warmblood).
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    Dr Cook's Bitless Western Headstall is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Love! I just bought this a couple weeks ago and my horse and I love it! Not only does it look beautiful on him he responds to it amazingly. I am extremely happy with it!
    Date published: 2017-05-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this alternative to a bit! This bridle was bought for my belgian mule as a alternative to using a bit . It provides the pressure needed for breaking at the pole as well as flexing side to side.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well made but horse won't have it I can't give this an honest review. I purchased this for my daughter's horse and have tried it a few times and he simply does not like it. I thought he would take to it quickly since he is so light in his mouth. He turns well (I attribute this to years of barrel racing and pole bending though) but any pulling back to stop or back up he flips his head up. I may continue to acclimate him slowly to this bridle and can update my review at that time. Overall though the product is well made and exactly as described. Was really hoping for a quick transition to this way of riding.
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality leather I have a rescue that fought the bit, any bit even though I would consider myself " light handed". I hesitated buying this but, am glad I did. She is very responsive to it and has relaxed. It is well made and the instructions help you get a proper fit.
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BRIDLE This bridle is great material, fits my horse, and works just as good as a bit with no head pulling from my horse! It's also beautiful on her. I have had 3 other horse owners come to your site just to buy this bridle!
    Date published: 2017-02-25
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