The best looking bitless bridle - looks like a classy traditional bridle.
Ideal for shows, pony club, jumping, dressage, hunting and adult riding clubs.
Cob usually fits 13.2-14.3hh (137cm-150cm).
Full usually fits 15hh-17hh (152cm to 173cm)
Warmblood usually fits solid 17hh-18hh (164cm to 183cm)
Check the size chart to see how to measure your horse. Please note: The tan and black regular leather bridles are slightly smaller sizing overall than the biothane and english leather, due to the extra padding over the headpiece.
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.
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.
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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 Mary on 21st Nov 2013
I 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!
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Oct 2013
Me 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.
Posted by Annie Galbraith (Northern Rivers) on 30th Sep 2013
Absolutely 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.
Annie Galbraith (Northern Rivers)
Posted by Carmen on 30th Aug 2013
I 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.
Posted by Saffy, Dusty and Paloma (breed = american bashkir curlies ) on 4th Jul 2013
I 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.
Posted by Abi on 26th Jun 2013
A 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
Posted by Carmen on 5th Jun 2013
Absolutely super on my quarter horse, he accepted it without question and I would recommended it wholly.
Posted by Jagaran hale on 23rd Sep 2012
I 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 .
Posted by Deb on 11th Apr 2012
Kust 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.
Posted by Grace, NSW on 20th Mar 2012
The 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!
Posted by Jodi S, Tasmania. on 12th Jul 2010
I 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.
Posted by Siobhan, W.A on 12th Jul 2010
I 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.
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