F.R.A. bitless system 5: bitless bridles are not new! For centuries a bitless bridle was taken for granted, before it was ever thought of putting something in the horse's mouth, people simply put something around it. A rope as a halter was sufficient at the time and that is how the first bitless bridle was created. In combination with the supporting weight, leg and feeling aids, the rider's hand maintains contact via the reins, not with the mouth, but with the head of the horse. Operating principle: Pressure on the nose, neck and cheeks, crossed reins on neck and chin. System: The leather noseband of these bridles, on the market known as the “Cook” system, is provided with rings on both sides just behind the cheek piece. Through these rings runs a flexible leather strap crossways over the chin, via the jaws over the neck. On either ends of this strap the buckles or clips of the rein ends are attached. On the left side of the bridle you will find one buckle for the cheek piece adjustment and one buckle to attach the crossed straps. To protect the neck area both straps are provided with a soft padding. The straps should be placed in the loops of this neck padding in such a way that they have an equal length on either side. The buckle of the chin band is the only buckle that is needed to secure the bridle to the head. Position: As it is with most bit less bridles it also applies to these bridles that the noseband must be placed on the hard part of the nose, approximately where the nose bone begins. The chin band may instinctively feel taut but may absolutely not be drawn tight. This is to prevent wrenching of the bridle. The cheek pieces of bitless bridles with a chin-, neck-crossed system will always tend to bulge out a little. Influence: With the crossed rein influence the pressure on the left side of the cheek is increased when the right rein is pulled, when pulling the left rein the pressure on the right cheek is increased with the effect of aids to start the turns. Equal influence on both reins cause pressure on the nose, the neck and the jaws all over the horse’s head. This enables the aids for a change of pace and a halt. It stands to reason that the dose of unequal influence will result in a similarly unequal pressure dose. For this system it means that the measure of occurring discrimination is dependent on the by the rider used dose in the rein aid. The crossed straps should be maintained well in order to guarantee a good release. It stands to reason that the other supporting aids play an important role. The bridle can only be used for lunging, normally, or normally using a Pessoa, when use is made of the lunging bit piece. The lunging bit piece is hooked in the rings that guide the chin bands (the crossed chin bands are not used at that moment, in order not to let them hang loose they can also be hooked in). For lunging with double lines and for Pessoa lunging we use the rings of the crossed chin bands. Suitability: The bridle may be used for riding sensitive and less sensitive horses in all disciplines. The finely adjustable influences makes it with a light rein contact very suitable for dressage and on top of that it gives extra possibilities to ride less sensitive horses. In that category the bridle may also be used as a driving bridle. The bridle is technically not suitable to be used as a halter.
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