Saturday, February 14, 2009

Starting Icelandic Horses Bitless

The interior of the Icelandic Horse's mouth generally has a low palate and sensitive bars. It is beneficial to start them with sidepulls, lindells, bosals, hackamores, rope halters, regular halters, or any other bitless configuration that is not severe.

Young horses have many changes going on in their mouths until they are mature adults. Teeth are still coming and going for a while. Training bitless saves them from discomfort from the bit.

The horse should be trained with emphasis on relaxation; no tension on the reins, so that the horse can relax his head and neck.


Unknown said...

Whoever is doing this page please send me an email I would very much like the bitless bridal that is shown on the horse above. Can I please e transfer you to send me one with riens please

IceRyder said...

We don't produce them. There are many on the market. You just have to make sure it fits as Icelandic heads can be petite or big and broad.