Nowadays we are debating the use of bitless bridles in competition. I applaud those who are taking this argument to the BEF, they are doing a fantastic and difficult job.
I have had show organisers in recent years state that it was unfair to the other competitiors ( too right, my horse is calm and relaxed and doesn't show signs of bit distress), it was down to safety ( hold on, I am going into an enclosed area doing flatwork, whereas I am allowed to go endurance, cross country, trec bitless), you cannot train correctly in it ( watch me, surely the proof is in what you see). British Dressage don't allow them, FEI don't allow them...blah, blah, blah.
Today I hear that Retraining of Racehorses are banning the use of bitless bridles, really!?!
The Revolution is coming whether organisations wish it to or not. They need to Get Over It, and Get On With It.
Until the organisations wake up to the truth please lend your support to A Bit More Choice, the campaign for bitless equality http://www.abitmorechoice.org