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The Orbitless Bridle has been carefully designed and developed over the last 3 years to make it the most versatile and variable bitless bridle available.

How is it different?

How does it work?

The Orbitless bridle configurations

How is it different to other bitless bridles?

The Orbitless has been designed to have a passive state and an active state.
The passive state is as the bridle sits on the horse's head, there is no pressure exerted by the bridle.
The active state occurs when contact is taken, pressure is applied to the horse's head.
When the contact is released the pressure is instantly and completely released back to a passive state, making full use of pressure and release techniques used in horse training.

Bitless bridles which have running or cross straps, have a reduction of pressure but they do not release completely. Some horses find this confusing or uncomfortable.

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How does it work?

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. There are no long shanks to apply large amounts of leverage which can easily damage the horse with the Orbitless Bridle.

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.

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The Orbitless Bridle configurations

The Orbitless bridle has 8 different configurations.

2 for emphasis and 4 for pressure

Vertical
With the elliptical sidepieces in the vertical position the emphasis is on pressure on the poll and the chin.

To keep the alignment of the rein correct for settings V3 and V4 it is reccommended that rein clips are used. Rein clips can be used for all settings to making changing the settings quick and to protect the reins from any damage.

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  • V1 - Sidepull - with the reins above the chinstrap the bridle acts like a sidepull
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  • V2 - Minimal - With the reins directly below the chinstrap minimal pressure is applied
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  • V3 - Mild - the reins are attached to the second slot from the chinstrap applying a mild pressure
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  • V4 - Moderate - the strongest of the pressure settings the reins are attached closest to the nose
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Horizontal
With the elliptical sidepieces in the horizontal position the emphasis is on pressure on the nose and the chin

  • H1 - Sidepull - with the reins above the chinstrap the bridle acts like a sidepull
  • H2 - Minimal - With the reins directly below the chinstrap minimal pressure is applied
  • H3 - Mild - the reins are attached to the second slot from the chinstrap applying a mild pressure
  • H4 - Moderate - the strongest of the pressure settings the reins are attached closest to the nose.

To keep the alignment of the rein correct for settings H3 and H4 it is reccommended that rein clips are used. Rein clips can be used for all settings to making changing the settings quick and to protect the reins from any damage.

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