Question: Where to affix the reins on the PBB (Perfectly Bitless Bridle)
So I attached mine “behind” the leather bar, so if under saddle I leaned over and peeked, I would see my rein and then the snap to the rein, then I would see it on the round ring and then next to that the leather bar that goes under the chin.
Rhonda connected hers closer to the horse’s mouth and not under the chin like I did.
Which way? Where should we be attaching the reins on the “O” ring I think is the question.
We are total sticklers for detail!
Ann E. Bastin
Answer to the Question:
Details are good. The PBB is designed for both uses and more. (I’ll get to the more at the clinic.)
For Rhonda she is using it as a SIDE PULL. Good if your horse needs more lateral work or is young and just getting started. It works more like a
SNAFFLE in that position. This will be good for Rhonda because she needs to work laterally with her horse. She needs to be using a lot of lateral transitions in order to slow “Cash” down and build a RESPONSIVE FOUNDATION.
Ann, the way you have yours attached at the bottom, allows a rider to take a horse that is well broke (IN THE BRIDLE), that already understands pressure and is giving naturally when driving the energy from the HIND QUARTERS up into the BRIDLE with ease, which is called collection.
This under position, or what I call STRAIGHT UP, will achieve more with your horse if you have Blue Moon SOFT IN THE FACE, working off all four corners. Blue Moon is not well broke yet, but is on his way.
With that being said, you still need to start with Blue Moon at the bottom and we will work on getting both of you softer and more effective. I can’t wait to work with you on this at the clinic. You will learn how to make a soft horse, you can collect from the rear forward without pulling all the time. Your horse will become much more giving in the PBB (Perfectly Bitless Bridle). I think you are already realizing that.
The answer is, you are both right and using it correctly….HURRAY!