Does anyone have any experience with bitless bridles? I am interested in buying one, and would like to know of any experiences that any of you might have had with them - successful and unsuccessful.....thanks. I tried one out on my Welsh/Standardbred this morning - tremendous difference in her way of going....hard to get used to but once I caught on, and she caught on, great things started happening. The trot slowed, she started carrying herself, she wasn't pulling on the reins, she stayed straighter, she was less anxious and far more attentive. I have only owned her for about 1 1/2 years - don't know anything about how she was broke out and/or trained (I use the terms loosley), but she has always jerked the reins out of my hands, whether standing or going. I've experimented with a couple of bits on her, but she still seems nervous, and chomps continuously causing mega foam !!!! but almost putting herself into a trance, from which she jerks herself out of and then gets anxious again. She has a wonderful temperament, looks like a Friesian, and trys very hard to do the right thing. I hope the bitless bridle will allow her to relax, go on a looser rein, and concentrate on what I am asking her to do. She was quite happy today with those lips of hers flopping around. In a few months I hope to get her back into a bridle and see how things go.