I am in the market for a bitless bridle for my 17H TB. He is a very anxious guy who chomps the bit and is very anticipatory. Sometimes we like to take a day a week to just hack around the farm bareback and relax a little. Thus far, I have been using just his halter with two lead ropes attached to it but the crownpiece slips back down his head as we ride.
I have looked into Micklem, Dr. Cook, etc. but I really want a bridle that is loose enough for him to graze in because we frequently make stops just to hangout and graze a little. At this point in time, I will not be competing or anything in this bridle. We may do some ring work on occasion but nothing fancy. I don’t want anything severe because like I said, the whole point it to encourage him to relax and enjoy himself. He responds very well to his halter, I just want something that fits a little better and doesn’t slide down his head.