This style of bridle is deal for stock work, camp-drafting, sporting, starting young horses and trail or endurance riding.
Unique Chinstrap: The purpose of the soft webbing chin strap is to help the noseband stay in place when pressure is applied to the reins - this keeps the noseband from twisting around. The chinstrap becomes snug and does not tighten due to the unique combination of webbing folding around the ring, so this bridle is usually well accepted by sensitive horses.
Cob - usually fits 13.2hh-14.3hh/132cm to 152cm.
Full - usually fits 15hh-16.2hh/152cm to 173cm.
Warmblood/draft - usually fits solid 17hh-18hh/164cm to 183cm or smaller draft breeds. We can custom make larger bridles to measurements.
I recommend you use scissor rein clips for easy change over to the leading ring which enables groundwork/leading/lunging, or buy LightRider reins with clips included to have the correctly weighted reins designed for maximum chinstrap release.
This bridle does not include reins because you may have perfectly good reins to use, or it allows you to choose from the selection of LightRider Reins available here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy a LightRider Bitless Bridle or Bitless Noseband and receive a $20 discount on the BITLESS RIDING BASICS DVD.
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For more information on How to Choose a Bitless Bridle and videos on How to Fit the LightRider Bitless Bridles, visit www.lightriderbridle.com
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Posted by Deborah and Ginny on 28th Mar 2014
This is my second Lightrider bitless bridle and I love it as much as the first. The leather in this bridle is of good quality and is beautifully made. My mare Ginger looks fantastic and responds wonderfully well. She is so relaxed and responsive and I can honestly say that I would never go back to the bit. I'm going to start her foal with a Lightrider as well when it's his turn. I have converted my friend Chris and her three horses as well, all are doing so well, we are BIG fans. Thankyou Natural Horse World.
Posted by Amy G on 20th Mar 2014
I am very please with this bridle. It fits my Arab very nicely and looks really nice as well. I bought the leather stockhorse version. This is my first bitless bridle and the transition has been very easy. My 12 year old has always been ridden with a bited bridle and he responded really well to it. He use to "play around" with his bit and it would distract him from the job at hand. Now he is focused and relaxed. Delivery was very quick too. Thank you
Posted by Amy on 16th Mar 2014
The best buy I've ever got! Completely transformed my horse in minutes! He stopped pulling, became significantly more soft and responsive, and just downright incredible to ride now!
The bridle itself is exceptional quality and was definitely worth every cent I paid for it! Will never go back to a bit now!
It's LightRider for me! :)
Posted by Jules on 28th Feb 2014
I have been riding bitless for many years now and have always purchased side pulls from the US, initially as it was impossible to get them here and subsequently because I didn't get on with the cross under bitless bridles.
I decided to try the stock bitless bridle and love it. The quality is excellent, it fits beautifully and I love the fact that you can lead and it doesn't slip.....Excellent product I will definitely buy more for my other horses.
Posted by Randy Wilson on 2nd Dec 2013
My 10yo TB had no concerns when I (and a friend) used the LightRider for the first time. He responded to all of my aids with the exception of no longer having a bit to 'fiddle' with. No worries at all. Two days later we were on a Pynegana Highlands feral cattle muster where he went flawlessly.
I would like to see strap-restraining-loops by the buckles near the horse's eyes. There's one for the throat latch.
A great product that I would recommend to anyone. -Randy Wilson-
Posted by Julie Lannen on 27th Jul 2013
I am loving this bridle as is my horse is. I like the release and frankly I was unsure that I would but I do and it is good for my horse. The only thing is that my guy is a standie and is only around 15 hands - the large only just fits him. But it does and we cold have gone up a size if we needed to - but Cynthia went out of her way to help with the sizing
Posted by Mikky Ledgard on 9th May 2013
This is a teriffic bridle as you know. The only fault I can critersize is the chin strap buckle, that gets caught on the rings so as to pull from the near side not the far side as it should. I think maybe a fixed size chin strap that is stitched instead of a buckle might be more appropriate.
Store Owner: We started with a fixed chinstrap but that didn't allow any adjustment. It sounds like your chinstrap is way too long if the buckle is getting caught (or the buckle is not centred).
Posted by LEONI on 8th Apr 2013
VERY HAPPY LOOKS GREAT AND RESPONSE PERFECT THANX MUCH GOING REALLY WELL
Posted by Unknown on 29th Mar 2013
This is my 2nd bitless bridle. I am a fan of this equipment and so are all of my horses.
I have 3 quarter horses and 1 gaited horse, they all respond great to the bitless bridle.
Posted by bundy the boy on 22nd Mar 2013
Very happy with this bridle so is my boy. He is usually very spooked after riding with my rope halter underneath my bridle with bit. I realised the boy pulled up a lot better with halter reins, inspired by Carlos Tabernaberri dvd - found this website, chose this bridle and so glad I did. Also took advantage of the dvd discount which has helped so much - highly recommend..
Posted by Grace NSW on 3rd Jan 2013
I love the LR Stockhorse Biothane! It looks very neat and stylish on any breed (especially arabs) and isn't too bulky. Also, the biothane is super easy to clean.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Dec 2012
I rode with the halter and lead rope for a while and wanted something with more. I tried another bitless bridle and didn't like the results...it didn't seem to give the release that is necessary. So I researched some more and found this website--read the articles and reviews and decided to order. Needless to say I loved it, my horse loves it and it gives the connection and release needed! And it looks great! Thank you, Cynthia - I keep recommending it to my friends.
Posted by Leigh Thorpe, Traralgon on 27th Sep 2010
My little Arab is totally loving his new bitless bridle. He responded almost straight away when I first used it on him. So light and easy in the hands. Easy to put on and take off and looks awesome on him. Very happy with my purchase. Also bought the rope Light rider reins and they are beautiful and soft in your hands. Love that you can use this bridle to lead with as well. Very happy with my purchase.
Posted by Vanessa and Echo, Tasmania. on 12th Jul 2010
The light rider bitless bridle has given me the opportunity to have a real conversation while riding my horse, due to the absence of pain, which otherwise is caused by a bit. When a bitted bridle is put on my horse he becomes stressed and tense. Even before I place the bit in his mouth his whole body tenses and his head goes up.
Now using the LightRider bitless bridle he lowers his head and waits for me to slip it on. He is also not afraid of being accidentally jabbed in the mouth and with his new barefoot treeless saddle the combination is beautiful. He is more willing to tune into me and concentrate on what I am asking.
The LightRider bitless bridle also looks like a normal bridle which I love. Thanks Cynthia for a wonderful product.
Posted by Kelly C. Vic. on 5th Jul 2010
The Stockhorse bridle is fabulous thanks. I have ridden my horse 'Huckleberry' in a crossunder style bridle as well as a riding halter bridle, and yours would appear so far to be the most comfortable one from the horse's perspective. My horse usually has impeccable manners when on his own, however when with a group of 'mates' he gets understandably excited, and sometimes I have to apply more pressure than I would normally like, in order to get him to listen.
So far so good. Yours looks lovely and fits him well. Thanks again.
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