Justin Dunn Bitless Bridle by Weaver
Why a bit-less bridle?
It all started when...
I was heading out guiding a pack trip trailering 2.5 hours from home and realized at the trail head, I had forgotten my bitted bridles. Being that far from home, I adapted my halters as bridles using the lead ropes. We spent 5 days in the woods with 5 inexperienced riders and I noticed the horses behaved perfectly. This experience initiated the desire to go bit-less
After trying numerous side-pull bit-less bridles on the market, I quickly realized they could not stand up to the day to day use in the outfitting business. The design of side-pulls in the market limited communication with my horses.
So I designed the Justin Dunn Bit-less bridle to fit properly with the correct geometry allowing precision communication that will not spiral on the horse's face. You will increase your margin of error using the bit-less bridle. I have found that horses can concentrate on me and not the equipment.
You can use the bridle on the trail, in training and competition.
Partnering with Weaver Leather to manufacture the bridle, we started with top quality Hermann Oak® russet harness leather, to handcrafted a bridle using the finest materials and workmanship. Weaver worked closely with Justin on this gentle yet effective design that improves communication between horse and rider by asking the horse to respond to pressure instead of pain. The nose is constructed from premium tan rope with two strategically-placed knots that encourage a horse to give in to pressure and seek release. With rawhide loops at the crown, non-rust stainless steel cart buckles with black accents at the cheeks, and extra strong leather lace ties at it's ends, this bridle looks as great as it performs. Horse and draft sizes available.