Rider calls for bitless bridles to be allowed in dressage

British Dressage (BD) has responded to a rider’s calls for bitless bridles to be allowed in competition.

The rider, Tam Russell, contacted BD after being disappointed to find she could not ride her Arab in a bitless bridle in an unaffiliated competition run under BD rules.

When she backed her horse three years ago she chose to “explore, learn and use a more gentle way” and ended up riding bitless and has continued to do ever since.Ms Russell called for the rule to be reviewed at the next BD board meeting.

“BD should be reviewing and changing their polices, guidelines and rules to reflect current times,” she said. Read more at http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/rider-calls-bitless-bridles-allowed-dressage-612535#I8owP7t3yHWDkYwG.99

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