Genuine Dr Cook Bitless Bridle™ available in UK

Also known as Crossover - Cross-under - Crosspull Design Bitless Bridle

Bitless Bridle Instructors in UK

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By Way of Introduction...

There have been various designs of no bit bridle (hackamore, bosal, and sidepull) in use for many years, but the crossover / cross-under / crosspull / whole-head-hug design (a defining feature of The Bitless Bridle™) is the only one to provide both pain-free and comprehensive communication.

Dr Cooks leather bitless bridle on Tennessee Walking Horse Dr W R Cook, a UK-trained equine vet, first marketed The Bitless Bridle™ in the USA in 1999. It is the only bitless design that has been developed and physiologically validated by a respected veterinary surgeon, one who has focussed 50 years of his research on the mouth, ear, nose and throat of the horse, particularly unsoundness of wind, the cause of bleeding in racehorses and the harmful effects of the bit method of communication.


Please sign the petition to allow us the choice to compete bitless

I was delighted to be appointed by Dr Cook in 2004 as a Bitless Bridle™ Associate Clinician (BBAC) to promote the genuine Bitless Bridle™ in the UK.

Read the Comments from Bitless Bridle Users in UK & Europe

Photo of Laura & Taz doing driving trials bitlessLaura & Taz do it ironfree (bitless, barefoot & no blinkers either!) Outdoor Driving Trials July 2006 [photo copywright Ian Gorton]. Read more about Laura & Taz driving bitless in our articles section...

Bitless Bridle UK stocks (in addition to the full range of Dr Cook's Bitless Bridles, including beta in rainbow colours), other quality equestrian products including URAD leather care | Equitech Mud Stop for mud fever, rain scald & thrush; rope products | Himalayan Salt Licks and more. See our new products...

The Bitless Bridle™ is versatile - three items of tack in one!

Apart from its primary and obvious use as a bridle, The Bitless Bridle™ also easily converts to a halter (like the Be-Nice Halter) for leading, loading, lungeing or training as well as a headcollar. Detailed instructions are supplied in the comprehensive User's Manual supplied with every Bitless Bridle™.

Sizes & Measuring for The Bitless Bridle™

A guide to sizes, materials, and how to measure your horse is here and is also available to download as a pdf file, so you can print it out to have with you when you measure your horse: download Sizes and Measuring Guide for The Bitless Bridle™.

Bridles with a bit - bridles with no bit

What sort of bridle do you currently use? One with a bit - snaffle, snaffle plus drop or flash noseband, curb bit, gag? Or do you currently use a bridle with no bit - mechanical hackamore, Western hackamore, jumping or English hackamore, bosal, sidepull? Do you know how it works and what the distribution of pressure is? For a quick comparison of the main methods of communication (bridle) have a look at this table.

Why Horses Hate the Bit

A series of in-depth articles by Dr Cook "Why Horses Hate the Bit", with accompanying diagrams and a questionnaire that you can download, detailing the many problems for horse and rider / driver which are caused by inserting a metal rod into a sensitive body cavity: Fear of the Bit

For full information, articles and feedback (good and bad) from users of The Bitless Bridle™ please refer to the main web site See also UK User's Comments' page on this site.

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