The LightRider Western Bitless Bridle is ideal for western breeds, reining, cutting, shows, pleasure and trail.
Comes in quality DD Regular Leather in black or tan with silver conchos, scalloped browband and cheeks
- Stainless steel fittings for strength and longevity.
- Soft webbing adjustable chinstrap that releases for comfort and reward.
- The best looking bitless bridle - looks like a classy traditional bridle.
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 to give clear and direct communication.
When rein pressure is applied the chinstrap becomes snug but does not tighten due to the type of webbing and ring used, so most of the pressure is on the top of the nose. This bridle is usually well accepted by sensitive horses as there is no poll pressure.
- Padded noseband offers more comfort.
- 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 and strap can be removed for ridden show classes. Also a great option for showing in lead line classes.
Cob (fits 13.2-14.3hh/137cm to 150cm).
Full (fits 15hh-17hh/152cm to 173cm).
Warmblood/draft (fits solid 17hh-18hh/164cm to 183cm) or smaller draft breeds.
These sizes are a general guide only – if your horse is on the border of a height, it's best to measure your horse and check the size and how to measure chart
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
Cynthia Cooper recommends you use scissor rein clips for easy change over to the lead ring to enable groundwork/leading/lunging, or buy LightRider reins with clips included.
To check the correct size for a LightRider Bitless Bridle, please take the following measurements:
1: Around the nose (3-4 fingers below the cheekbones
– as shown at 1a).
2:Over the poll (head) from each side of the noseband.
LightRider Bitless Noseband
Mini: up to 35cm (13.5”)
Pony: 41-56cm (16-22")
Cob: 52-60cm (20-24")
Full: 56-66cm (22-26")
W'blood/Draft: 64-77cm (25-30")
Cob: Nose 52-62cm (20.5-24"), Head 73-100cm (28.5-39")
Full: Nose 56-66cm (21.5-26"), Head 96-106cm (37.5-45.5")
W'Blood/Draft: Nose 65-74cm (25-29"), Head 100-122cm (39-48")
Rope Styles - Natural & Performer
Mini: Nose 33-39cm (13-15"), Head 65-75cm (25-29")
Small Pony: Nose 40-45cm (15-17") Head 70-80cm (27-31")
Pony: Nose 45-50cm (17-19"), Head 80-90cm (31-35")
Cob: Nose 50-55cm (19-21"), Head 88-108cm (34-42")
Full: Nose 54-63cm (21-24"), Head 96-112cm (37-44")
W'Blood/Draft: Nose 63-72cm (24-28") Head 106-130cm (36-51")
The bridles will generally fit the following heights unless they have a larger than usual head:
Mini: Under 9hh (90cm)
Small Pony: 9-11.2hh (90-117cm)
Cob: 13.2-14.3hh (137cm to 150cm)
Full:15-17hh (152cm to 173cm)
Warmblood/draft: solid 17-18hh (164cm to 183cm)