Bitless & Bareback Riding

Dare to tread a New Path ....

Dawn & Ollie hacking out bareback with a nose-rope sidepull bridle.

Do  you want to find out first hand why so many of us are treading a new path? Look no further!

I offer Taster sessions for both Bitless  and Bareback  riding with a range of kit to try with my horse, or your own.  


We have a number of different styles of bit less bridles  you can try , and have the option to ride completely bareback or with our Deluxe imported bareback pad.


I also offer  a unique Trial Service for  the innovative  treeless  Total Contact Saddle.  

For details of my Trial Service please click the link below.

Horses understand 'less is more' !

Hayley & Maddie out hacking in a rope haler & Rhythm Beads, in local 700 acre Country Park.

Are you interested in bitless  riding but are worried you will have '' no brakes or control'? Have you been told 'bits are only as harsh as the hands they are in'? Sadly, they are not.


Strapping a horse down with restrictive bridles, bits, gadgets and heavy saddles can cause, in our opinion, more problems than it all allegedly 'solves'.


There is absolutely no scientific data anywhere, to my knowledge, that shows horses are safer and more ' controllable' with a bit. 


However, there is a wealth of proven scientific data which shows how harmful and painful bits can be to horses, including causing real damage to tissue, bone, teeth and nerves , panic and fear related behaviours, and physical and emotional pain and trauma.


If a horse feels comfortable, and above all safe, they can, and will, try as hard as possible for you. 

 

 For definitive and reliable research on the negative effects of the bitting of horses check out: 'Metal in the Mouth', by respected US Vet Dr Robert Cook.



Your Horse will thank you.

Dawn & Ollie riding tackless, with Rhythm Beads.

 Metal bits are a Bronze Age instrument, before that humans used ropes or pieces of wood fixed in the horses mouth, to guide and control their movement and direction. 


This is  the 21st Century.  As a species humans have access to qualitative scientific studies and data to support the fact that biting does not actually 'solve' anything. Shouldn't the way we treat our horses now reflect this ??? 


In the 11 years I've been introducing people & horse to bitless and bareback riding I've never had anyone leave a session dissatisfied, and never had a horse who wasn't more relaxed, calmer and responsive than before we started. FACT.  


But don't take it from me!I know it work listen to your horse !!!


Rates: 

£25 per hr: 

You visit me,  bring your own horse or work with mine.


£30 per hr: 

I visit you & work with your horse. plus 30p per mile charged.


Based on a small, friendly yard just 10 mins drive from Jct 26 of the M1. 

20 x 60  arena with mirrors, situated right on the edge of 20 plus miles of the beautiful Shipley Park bridleway network. 


We look forward to welcoming, and working with you !


Exciting Bridle-less Riding Opportunity !

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You're in safe hands - & hooves !

Ollie our gentle giant Shire horse will give you a wonderful introduction to bridle-less riding. We have a secure 20m x 60m school with mirrors which you will have sole use of. Why not have a go? We've never had anyone yet not enjoy it !