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This is a question I am often asked. 

The phrase ‘On the bit’ gives the rider the wrong impression of what we should be aiming for when schooling our horses.

Too often we see riders, even very experienced riders, who have tight reins, who are pulling their horses heads in, the horse is often over-bent, and always tense.

Better terms to use would be, ‘accepting the aids’,working in an outline’, or ‘working through’

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Why Bitless

IF HORSES CRIED OUT LIKE DOGS AND CATS WHEN IN PAIN, WOULD WE LISTEN AND STOP INFLICTING PAIN THROUGH THE BIT ?

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