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Rescued Horses

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

rescued horses
Can horses be trained to ride and respond without a bit?

Hi YA!
I have two new rescue horses, Freedom is 5-6 yrs; Justice is 9mo. Do all horses need to be ridden with a bit or can they be trained to ride/respond with the reins attached to the halter/bridle?
Thanks a ton!

All the horses I have trained were trained first to respond without a bit, sometimes not even reins. Just leg movement and sound, but for safety and show reasons were also tought with a bit. The only time I use one is if im going out alone to bring in cows, for tune-ups in the arena and during shows. But none of my horses have ever NEEDED a bit to be ridden. We have even trained one to rein with out a bit. You just have to teach them to respond to the pressure.

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