LightRider Bridle English(Colour:Tan Brown,Size:W'Blood/Draft,Material:Regular Leather)
The best looking bitless bridle - looks like a classy traditional bridle.
Ideal for shows, pony club, jumping, dressage, hunters and adult riding clubs.
Designed for well educated horses who respond to light rein aids.
- Made from quality drum dyed Leather with a padded noseband, browband and headpiece.
- Stainless hardware for no rust.
- Removeable browband to change size or add your own.
- The noseband sits higher like a cavesson so doesn’t need to be tight, allowing the horses to eat and drink easily.
- Multi purpose for leading too, or the lead ring & connector strap can be removed for ridden show classes. Also a great option for showing in lead line classes.
Unique Chinstrap: The soft webbing chin strap keeps the noseband from twisting to give clear and direct communication.
This means you can use lighter rein aids. When rein pressure is applied the chinstrap becomes snug but does not over-tighten due to the type of webbing used. 90% of the pressure is on top of the nose, and the horse can self release the chinstrap easily for eating, yawning etc.
The bridle can also be used as a sidepull by clipping the chinstrap and noseband rings together (recommended to start with if your horse hasn't experienced a chinstrap before).
Learn more about the use of the chinstrap here.
The LightRider English bridle features an extra cheekpiece buckle to allow for a bit to be added if you need one for competitions, or for your transition to bitless.
Check the sizing guide to see how to measure your horse.
This bridle does not include reins because it allows you to choose from the selection of LightRider Reins available here or you may already have reins you can use.
I recommend you use scissor rein clips for easy change over to the leading ring which enables groundwork/leading/lunging, or buy LightRider Reins that include rein clips to match.
Take advantage of the FREE email photo consultation to check the bridle fit and sizing for your horse within the 30 day return period (from date of receiving). When emailing photos, please reduce the size if you can.
Comes in black, dark brown or tan in drum dyed regular leather and Beta Biothane with stainless steel hardware.
Sizes: Cob, Full & Warmblood/Draft - Pony size availabe in Beta Biothane as a custom order - please email us.
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Risk Free Guarantee. You can return your Light Rider Bridle (in clean as new condition - please wipe over with a damp cloth) within 30 days of receipt if you or your horse are not happy with it. See our Returns Policy for instructions. LightRider Bridles have a 12 month warranty against manufacturing faults.
FINALLY!By: Rachael on 18 March 2016I've tried a lot of bitless bridles over the years and this one wins hands down. Supple, great fitting, stylish, I love it! It doesn't spin up into his eyes- even with the noseband done up loosely- which makes a nice change from the various other brands I've tried. The beta-biothane was totally worth it too- easy to clean, looks great, and is kind to my horse's head and my fingers. Many people don't realise we're riding bitless at first, and everyone who has figured it out has been very impressed. My horse loves it and is much happier! I love the extra ring for leading too- makes things so much easier when out on the trail. Definitely a happy customer
Great ProductBy: Helen Peterson on 19 July 2015Product arrived very quickly after ordering and was in excellent condition. I put it on my horse and it was a comfortable fit allowing my horse to be ridden bit less and happier for it.
ExcellentBy: Louise on 26 June 2015Love it, looks great, feels great and it's kind - doesn't get better :)
Best BridleBy: Sonia Hemmings on 22 June 2015I was using a bitless system previously, but this has been the best product that I have tried. The horse took no time to get used to it. I have recommended this to my friends, and they have also purchased one. they too, are very happy with it.
Lightrider English leather bitless bridlesBy: Anne-Marie Grovestock-Thompson on 7 March 2015I find the Lightrider English Leather bridles to be nicely made. Even Dafydd, who hates anything on his head and came to us as a head shaker and stumbling pony, is accepting the bridle, which evidences that it must be comfortable. He is even starting to stretch his head out low. I researched which bitless bridle to buy and am very pleased with my choice because my boys have taken to them so well. When I re-bitted Murphy a number of years ago he stopped coming to me within a week. My horses are still eager to come to me after wearing their bridles almost daily for a number of weeks now so they clearly have not formed a negative association with them. For this reason I recommend this product.
Good looking and gentle bridle.By: Margaret on 13 April 2014The bridle looks good and is nice material. I use it with both rings clipped together, better backing and gentler. More control and gentler than rope halters and cross under bridles. Only thing a little annoying is the strap that goes from the throat lash to the nose band falls off so easy, I am sure it will get lost unsaddling when out on a ride. Note from store owner: There's no need to undo the noseband for removal of the bridle, so the connector strap won't fall off.
Super bitless bridleBy: Carmen on 19 March 2014Best bridle ever I have been riding for 50 years from campdrafting to dressage and I love this bridle.
English Style Bitless Bridle22 January 2014My horses seem to like the feel of this bridle and seek to stretch their backs and lower their heads. I have mostly ridden in halters before . I feel that the bitless bridle has a firmer more direct effect on the nose and communicates more clearly to the horse . The leather is soft and padded around the nose and the workmanship is of a high standard . I have decided to convert some bridles that I have had in storage to this system by fitting the noseband to them. The horse that I had introduced to a high quality ported snaffle bit seems less anxious in the bitless bridle than he does even in this most gentle bit . I recommend this product
English Leather Bitless BridleBy: Mary on 20 November 2013I am so pleased with this bridle! My horse loves it and took to it with no problem. With no metal in his mouth to distract him, it allows for more pure direct communication through thought and and body. We enjoy our trail riding so much more!
Brilliant bridle22 October 2013Me and my horse are new to bitless bridles. It took a few days for me and my horse to get used to the different pressure sensation. With the help and advice from Cynthia we now understand better how to use it and we both love it. My horse now offers herself for her bridle to go on. This bridle is well made, attractive - to all intents and purposes looks like a regular English bridle (til you look closer!) and has been a revelation. Such a relief to say goodbye to the bitted bridle.
A New Beginning!By: Annie Galbraith (Northern Rivers) on 30 September 2013Absolutely love this bridle Cynthia! The design is so close to a "normal" bridle that you have to really take notice to see that it has no bit! Which suits me being a bit of a dressage addict...the beta biothane (which I chose because I am vegan) is great - soft, pliable, easy to clean and nice to look at. My bridle fits my horse perfectly and he is working in it really happily. I can feel him gaining confidence each ride as he realises how much more comfortable he feels without a bit in his mouth. Even with the tension of some of the associations of old issues I can feel him realising that it's not the same as the past and he can relax more through his whole body. I am enjoying riding him so much...I can't explain what it means to me to be able to ride him again this way. The only very small addition to the bridle I would make would be keepers on the cheek pieces, just for neatness. But it is the bridle for me and I won't be using anything else ever! Every horse should have one. Kind regards Annie Galbraith (Northern Rivers)
This is the second one that I have purchasedBy: Carmen on 30 August 2013I loved the original one and this is for my friend who never ever would have tried one if she had not seen it on my horse and how easy and gentle it was for him, well done, thank you for making horses lives better.
International customer ..... I am so impressed!By: Saffy, Dusty and Paloma (breed = american bas on 4 July 2013I took a long time deciding wether or not to order these due to import and postage costs etc. and because my gelding is difficult to fit for a standard rope hackamore due to his unusual head proportions! To anyone out there who is hesitant all I can say is I am absolutely thrilled with this bridle. This is the cheapest of the english bridles and it is super soft leather and perfect fit due to its adjustability. It looks wonderful and my gelding has transitioned from a rope hackamore to this seamlessly. My mum who is completely new to bitless riding finds this much easier to use than the rope hackamore. I am equally impressed with the rope LightRider, it fits very well (custom and parelli did not fit him as well as this one!) and the colour is gorgeous (brown and gold zigzag) and leaves no marks on his nose when hacking out.As we progress into longer distance riding I will have no hesitation in coming back to order the rope endurance and the leather western for my filly when she is ready. I cant see any reason to ever go back to riding with a bit and after a lot of research I think this is the best bitless option out there. Thank you Cynthia.
Bitless LightriderBy: Abi on 26 June 2013A very good product! Am so pleased how well my pony rides in it. And it can be used for general work because it looks like a traditional bridle. I do all round work with my pony and it works very well - I would never use a bit on him again, we are both happier bitless. For anyone wondering 'where do I start to try bitless' just give this bridle a go! Good Luck x
bitless bridleBy: Carmen on 5 June 2013Absolutely super on my quarter horse, he accepted it without question and I would recommended it wholly.
Light rider bridleBy: Jagaran hale on 23 September 2012I have had great success with the light rider bridle and would recommend it for educated horses . I am also pleased with its quality fittings and materials .
Thankyou again for your prompt services.By: Deb on 11 April 2012Kust wanted to say thankyou so much, I placed the order sunday night and it arrived in Adelaide Tuesday morning and then out riding that afternoon.Just like to take a moment and tell you about the English LightRider bridle I bought last year.It has been the best investment I have bought. I have ridden in bitless bridles for the last 3 years and this bridle has been the most effective with a very easy transition. Thanks again.
BEAUTIFUL LOOKING BRIDLE AND VERY EFFECTIVE!By: Grace, NSW on 20 March 2012The LightRider English is for my QH Mare who is very soft. We started her in a halter and transisoned to the LightRider English. It works wonderfully, looks amazing and is releases pressure really well! We are currently riding with the LR English for Team Penning, at home and Trail Riding. Would look wonderful at a show. Great quality, fits really well!
Full controlBy: Jodi S, Tasmania. on 12 July 2010I purchased the English bitless bridle from you at the Equus Inspiration. I am using it on my 7yo arab who has only recently been backed and handled. He has taken to it like a dream, he is so responsive, he was running through the bit and now he is so happy and I have full control with your fantastic bridlle. I was recently in a situation where I thought there was no way I was going to pull him up, but I was able to control him so easily and there was no fighting. I am now completely sold on the bridle.
Very HappyBy: Siobhan, W.A on 12 July 2010I am very, very happy with my new LightRider bridle. I have tried a few different types of bitless bridles and this is by far the best I have come across.