Prince Saddlery.
The horse connection.
Why Bitless?
The bit Effects.

It is the first sensation felt by the horse when the rider moves the bit, positioned on the bars.

''Any method of communication that has so many harmful side effects must surely be classified as contraindicated and unacceptable. But solely because the bit method is painful it should also be regarded as inhumane. Aside from the humanitarian issue, the bit method is contrary to the best interests of a rider aiming at developing a harmonious partnership with her horse and achieving optimum performance. An athlete in pain cannot and will not perform well. Pain reduces both the ability and the desire to perform and is a potent source of accidents to rider and horse.''

''Fear of the bit'' Dr. Robert Cook.

'' It is wrong to think that the severity of a bit depends on the lightness of the rider's hand.
Recent studies show that only put the bit in the horse's mouth, create discomfort and damage to the animal, even for the most delicate snaffle bit.
First thing is created a false stimulation to digestion: in fact when the mouth is full salivation begins, the body interprets this signal as if it were to receive the food, something that will not happens!
Salivation, considered acceptance of the bit, is nothing but the physiological reaction that tries to expel, or making more bearable, a foreign body, precisely the bit.
BARS, where the bit is located, have no soft tissue sufficiently meaty and thick to protect the underlying bone, but have only 2 mm thin gum tissue. The underlying bone is exposed to traum,. So the bit causes pain along the trigeminal nerve and neuralgia. ''

Cook, W.R. and Strasser, H “Metal in the Mouth: The Abusive Effects of
Bitted Bridles.”

Directly linked to the pain induced by the bit, which can interfere in the horse's calm during work.

Bone spurs, bruising of the gum tissue and inflammation of the trigeminal are frequent, but also hidden to the eye.
It is said that: '' A horse can not speak, but he never lie!''.

The only horse way to communicate are his attitudes and behaviors, but a state of physical pain is absolutely recognizable if you know what to look for:
Excessive sweating.

Difficulties in managing.

Fear or excessive attention to external stimulation.

General lack of serenity and concentration during the work.

Attack and run toward the jump.

Difficulty in reducing the speed.

Excessive weight / force on the rider's hand.

Violent shaking of the head.

Don't underestimate these signals.

The saddest thing is to consider the elimination of the bit as a defeat, a trend of the moment or worse, something that a real rider would never do!
Horse riding is nothing more than an effective and lasting partnership based on absolute respect for the horse, looking for a dialogue; and surely this communication can happen without a piece of steel placed on the gums.

"In the hands of an average horseman, a bit is a painful method. In the hands of a novice, a bit method is clearly cruel."
(Dr. Robert Cook)
Our bitless brile.
The Bitless bridle has ancient origins and its effectiveness is confirmed by the present results
from a growing number of riders.

Erika and Quisas..

"Calm, forward, straight"(cit. L'Hotte)

Often without the bit the horse will be more relaxed and calm, the first and fundamental condition to start a peaceful communication with the rider.

But why does this happen?
The answer is so simple that it is often ignored.
The expression 'acceptance of bit' often comes down to the rider's effort to counteract the negative effects that this piece of steel due to the horse.


The purpose is simple: to be less invasive as possible, distributing over the entire head and the force and the pressure which normally act in a single point: the bars.

The bridle is designed to distribute traction of the reins of the entire head. The crossed chinstrap, flowing in the rings of noseband, share the pressure on multiple points of the head: nose, nape and mandible.

It is important to understand that very often reducing the power and discomfort caused by the bit the horse will be able to focus with greater confidence about our requests and answer with greater precision.


Prince Saddlery has adopted technical tricks and solutions that improve the bridles bitless currently on the market, that are poor in material quality and attention to details.

The immediate release of pressure is a key part of bitless bridles: if the horse correctly answer to our request, the pressure must immediately cease and the materials are fundamental to have this: a poor leather or rubberized / plasticized material can nullify this mechanism.

Prince Saddlery uses only top quality Italian leather, to ensure perfect functioning of the entire bridle. We have paid great attention to detail, to always maintain the cheek piece away from the eye of the horse and putting soft leather padding in greater contact areas: headpiece, noseband and browband.

Prince Saddlery Italy
Viale XXIV Maggio 10
61121 Pesaro (PU)
Tel +39 339 7788534

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