The best way to clean your rope bitless bridles or rope halters is actually in the washing machine!
You can also use this method to clean most other types of synthetic tack such as biothane or nylon halters, girths, reins and breastplates.
All you need are some pillowcases with string ties or mesh bags that you generally use for washing delicates in, along with biodegradable washing powder.
To remove serious stains, give them a light rub down with a mix of 4 parts warm water and 1 part eucalyptus oil.
You could also put a few drops of eucalyptus oil into the machine before filling if you have a horse with infectious skin problems, or use the gear on a range of horses. This natural oil has an anti-bacterial and cleansing action.
Regular cleaning will keep your rope tack looking great, smelling sweet and make it last a whole lot longer!
For instructions on how to clean your leather horse tack click here.
LightRider Bitless bridle improvements include a new noseband to cheekpiece attachment and new chinstrap keepers shown here on the Western bridle.
A new shipment of stock has just arrived so we now have most of theLightRider Bitless Nosebands, English Bitless Bridles, Euro Bitless Bridlesand Stockhorse Bitless bridles people were waiting for.
Cynthia Cooper, designer of the LightRider Bitless Bridle is always making improvements to the bridles. The new stock now has better chinstrap keepers made from the same soft, flexible material as the chinstrap, and the buckle has returned as the favourite form of adjustment.
All new bridles coming into stock now have an updated noseband to cheekpiece attachment the same as the Bitless Noseband design which has proven to be stronger.
The cheek pieces also have additional keepers to hold any excess length tidy when the higher holes are used, except for biothane bridles as the biothane material sits flatter. If anyone needs keepers for cheekpieces or chinstraps please contact us and we will send some free of charge.
On the Photo/Video page I have included some new videos showing how soft vertical flexion and a responsive relaxed horse can lead to true collection via self carriage.
The first one features Instructor Suzanne Bellette with her colourful Paint gelding, Tombay who developed some unusual front end soreness that seemed to involve the bit.
Suzanne added the LightRider Bitless Noseband to her bridle and found it worked brilliantly with no more recurring front end soreness and a happier bitless horse.
In the second video, another NSW Instructor, Shelly Broomham shows the start of training her horse to high level dressage bitless, treeless and barefoot. Although she is riding bitless she still applies Classical principals to his training.
I have just uploaded an album with a slide show of LightRider Bitless bridle photos onto the new photo page.
You can see many horses from around the world wearing the various bridle styles, and being ridden in different disciplines.
If you have a great photo of your horse wearing a LightRider Bitless bridle, please contact me.
Enjoy the show!
Finally.... I've had the help to film the first lot of videos for fitting the LightRider bitless bridles. I'm sure they will help those who understand things better by seeing them in action.
You can see these on the Fitting Instructions page.
Hi, I'm Cynthia Cooper - inventor of the LightRider Bitless Bridle.
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