How the Orbitless works
The elliptical side pieces are connected to straps which cross the nose and the chin. The reins are attached to the ellipses and when contact is applied to the reins, pressure is applied on the horse's head on the poll, nose and chin. Pressure is instantly released when the contact is released. Depending of the position of the reins the pressure can be varied from very little pressure to moderate pressure. The Orbitless bridle does not have long shanks to apply large amounts of leverage which can easily damage the horse's nose.
Due to the unique shape of the ellipses the emphasis can be varied between poll and chin pressure and nose and chin pressure. Because the ellipses can be used independently communication can be precise and localised making it more like using a traditional bit and meaning minimal retraining to accept the bitless bridle even in very advanced horses.