THH Products Price List - Shopping Cart - Advertise in The Horse's Hoof Magazine

The Bitless Shop

Why ride BITLESS? Why not? Technology has advanced, and we have new and better tools for communication with our horse partners. For the conscientious rider, we proudly offer this brand new section of our store. We feature several different styles of bitless bridles that we personally use and recommend to our students.

Articles:
Bitless Riding
Our extensive collection of articles and links to bitless information.
A Bitless-Bit for Dressage/High School RidersMy Bitless Story

Zilco Flower

"Bitless-Bit" Style

Zilco Flower Hackamore

This "bitless-bit" feels and rides nearly identical to a bit. Comfortable synthetic padded noseband, with a great range of adjustibility. Economically priced at $44.95!

Click here to learn more!

Star Wheel

"Bitless-Bit" Style

Star Wheel Hackamore

Be a Star!!! This "bitless-bit" from Sweden with the unique star design feels and rides nearly identical to a bit. It comes with a fully adjustable, genuine leather noseband (padded with fleece or neoprene) and chinstrap - in black or brown. Priced at only $64.95!

Click here to learn more!

Dr. Cook®

"Cross-Under" Style

The Dr. Cook® Bitless Bridle

The perfect choice for pleasure riding, dressage, jumping, trail riding, long-distance riding, western sports, green riders, green horses, and more! Starting at $69.95.

Click here to learn more!

Accessories:

Trigger Rein Snaps

One pair, $3.99 + Shipping

Nickel-plated, die cast scissor snaps are 2½" overall length with a flat attachment for the rein. Square Swivel Eye is 3/4 inch.

The perfect way to attach your reins to a bitless-bit wheel hackamore. Quick and easy. Eliminates the leather buckling at the point of a curved attachment, and creates a smoother action on a variety of wheel hackamores. Easy to change reins quickly, or remove them for lunging.

*Note that the snaps can pop loose if your horse rubs its face and catches the snap. If you don't know how to ride a horse with one rein (and do a one-rein stop) in that rare scenario, and you rely on both reins to stop your horse, then trigger rein snaps, or any leather reins that can break, may not be suitable for you.

Padded Lunge Strap

$9.95 + Shipping

Made from a self-padded, thick, cushioned, cotton web material, this lunge strap is more comfortable for your horse than the thin nylon models, and quickly transforms your bridle into a genuine lunging cavesson! Perfect for bitless-bit style bridles, like the Zilco Flower and Star Wheel!

This black padded lunge strap snaps to a bit, halter, or bitless-bit wheel hackamore for working the horse on a lunge line or in-hand. Center Dee is fixed firmly in place and swivels to keep the lunge line from twisting. This model was chosen specifically because it is just the right size for attaching to any model bitless-bit wheel hackamore. This lunge strap measures a total length of 10 inches from end to end of the metal clips; the black strap alone measures 6 1/2 inches long.

Double Chain Curb Strap

$11.95 + Shipping

Choose Black Leather or Brown Leather

For strong, heavy, or naughty horses, or a little extra sensitivity, try a chain curb strap. Double chain curb strap with Nickel plated hardware and USA leather. 5/8 inch wide leather, 4 inch long chain, and leather ends that adjust from 8 inch to 10 1/2 inch total length.

*Note that the chain chin strap has a limit to its possible adjustment, due to the chain, which means it might not adjust tight enough for small-headed horses - especially in the case of the Star Wheel Hackamore which has a larger diameter wheel.

Trying to decide between the Zilco Flower and the Star Wheel?

The metal part on the Star is larger in diameter than on the Flower. If you have a very large headed horse, I think the Star might look a bit better, plus the Star can adjust out to a VERY large size. That said, I have fit the Flower on a draft cross. If you have a small headed horse, the Flower is probably the better choice.

The Zilco's Flower ring measured from ring edge to ring edge, NOT including the extra long rein ring, is 3 1/8 inches or 8cm. Visually the Star looks much bigger than the Zilco Flower because of the solid rim edge, even though it's only about 1 cm larger (Star Wheel is 9cm or 3 1/2 inches in diameter).

The Flower has a little "shank" for the rein attachment, though you can ignore it and use that for the headstall attachment, etc. The shank is so small, it really does not change the action. The Flower, made by Zilco, has the Zilco synthetic material, which is really very nice!! But it is available only in black.

The Star is all leather, and available in black or brow - and also the added bonus of a "gold" brass wheel option for the black leather model. I think the larger wheel of the Star might provide just a little more lateral bending encouragement.

I've been very happy riding in both the Flower and the Star, and can't tell that much difference between the two. I think they mechanically work pretty much the same. This has been my observation with all the "bitless-bit" wheel style mild mechanical hackamore models. Just make sure they are adjusted correctly!! Read the Fitting Instructions article on each Hackamore's page.

More information on bitless bridles and bitless riding:

Bitless Riding - Our extensive collection of articles and links to bitless information.

A Bitless-Bit for Dressage/High School Riders

My Bitless Story by Yvonne Welz

Directory of Articles by Dr. Robert Cook


PayPal Acceptance Mark

Phone Orders
Toll-free Message Phone
1-877-594-3365
Leave a message anytime, and I promise to return your phone call promptly. -- Yvonne Welz
(Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Paypal)

Questions? email: editor@TheHorsesHoof.com - THH Products Price List - Shopping Cart

Shipping Charges
Shipping is automatically added to your online order. You can easily do a test order-with no personal info-to see what your actual shipping charges will be. If you notice that an item seems excessively priced for shipping, just contact me - it might be calculating wrong. I'll make sure your shipping is reasonably priced. Most products are shipped by United States Post Office Priority Mail or Priority Mail International. Some items are drop-shipped from the manufacturer, including EasyCare Boots, Dr. Cook Bitless Bridles, and Hoofjacks - often sent UPS or FedX ground. USA shipping only for most drop-ship items.

United States Shipping: Most items sent by USPS Priority Mail with a 2-3 day estimated delivery timeframe.

Foreign Shipping (outside USA): Shipped U.S. Postal Service, Priority Mail International with 6-10 Business Days Estimated Delivery Time (does not include weekends or holidays). This does not include time in Customs office. Price does not include Customs fees. Note: Some items cannot be shipped due to Customs regulations.
Product prices and shipping prices subject to increase without notice. Arizona State sales tax will be automatically added to your total for any orders shipped to an Arizona address.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter!!

The Horse's Hoof Store

The Horse's Hoof Magazine: Subscriptions - Bundle Packs - Back Issues - 50 Issue Celebration CD - Issue Contents - Advertising

The Bitless Shop: - Zilco Flower Hackamore - Star Wheel Hackamore - Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle

Hoof Books & Products: Books - Trimming Supplies - Hoofjack - Tooljack - Hoof Care Products

BOOTS - Cavallo Horse & Rider: Cavallo Simple - Cavallo Sport - Cavallo Trek - Cavallo ELB - Cavallo BFB

BOOTS - EasyCare Riding: Easyboot - Easyboot Back Country - Easyboot Epic - Easyboot Glove - Easyboot Mini - Easyboot Trail - New Mac - EasyCare Therapy: Easyboot Cloud - Easyboot Rx - Easyboot Transition - Easyboot Zip - EasySoakers - EasyCare Glue On: Easyboot Glue On - Easyboot Flip Flop - *Plus discontinued models while they last

Equine Nutritional Supplements: HorseTech - Equine Challenge - Dynamite Specialty Products

To return to the main website, please click here: THH Home

The Horse's Hoof is a division of:

The Horse's Hoof
Wishing Welz Equine LLC
P.O. Box 1969
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Toll-free Message Phone: 1-877-594-3365
(Leave a message anytime.)
Email: editor@TheHorsesHoof.com - Welz' educational website: www.HoofHelpOnline.com