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.
Please Note: Deluxe biothane bridles are made to order so take at least 2 weeks to fulfill the order.
Colours: Black or brown in Regular & Deluxe Beta Biothane, and black, brown or tan in Regular or English leather.
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 $20 off the BITLESS RIDING BASICS DVD.
Email me before you order to get the discount code, so the DVD can be shipped with your bridle.
For more information on How to Choose a Bitless Bridle and videos on How to Fit the LightRider Bitless Bridles, visit www.lightriderbridle.com
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 to less than 200kb
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.
Posted by Kath in Victoria on 10th Jun 2010
"Just to let you know that I have fitted the Stockhorse Bitless Bridle and it looks great!!! It looks and even smells like leather! I had a look at one of your bridles at a clinic back in January. Since then, I've been doing some research and liked yours the best.
I put the bridle on Wunjo at liberty.....at first I think he was expecting a bit from the way I put it over his ears (we've only been using a halter for the last 2 years), but once on he relaxed and we did a very small bit of ground work with excellent results. We'll be taking however long it takes before I'm in the saddle with it, but once there, I'll have more feedback for you.
I'm looking forward to experiencing a ride with the new bridle. Thanks so much for taking the time to figure something out to help our horses have a better life with humans and for making it available to anyone who wants to try it out!!! "
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