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The Inevitable Freedom

By Ishbak Shehadeh

After analyzing from a philosophical point of view what bitless riding really is, I have the relief that there is nothing to change at all. There is no conflict, this is not a battle between riding the traditional way with a bit and riding bitless. Let me explain this further. Bitless riding seems to be […]

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The Deep Reins Of The Unconscious

By Ishbak Shehadeh

This article is based on my personal observations of wildlife, my experience in horse behavior, and on my empiric work. In this article I will explain the behavioral fundament of the bitless training system I developed. I want to be very clear that you do not have to believe everything I say, and I do […]

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Understanding Horses

By Ishbak Shehadeh

The Eyes Of Van Gogh With The Mind Of Dali Before I decided to write this literary script, I started a long book, with the help of a professional writer. After a year of work and recompilation of my experiences and information, I took a general view about it. Very disappointed, I realized that I […]

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Man Bites Horse

By Bernd Paschel

Paschel: Dr. Cook, some people call you “the father of bitless riding” but would it be more accurate to call you a researcher on the bit and bitless riding? Cook: Yes. Bitless riding was first discovered by pioneers about six thousand years ago. They probably first used a noose around the neck (today’s neck strap) […]

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Is This Really What We Want To Be Doing To Young Horses??

By Mark

What you see on your left is what is delightfully called a ‘Colt Breaking Bit’, which is a jointed mouth 6 inch bit with a 4 inch shank and a 2 inch purchase no less. Now I know that generally here at HorseConscious we try to be the GHNN – Good Horse News Network but […]

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