Dr. Robert Cook - Author at HorseConscious - Beyond Horsemanship
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Dr. Robert Cook

Robert Cook, FRCVS., PhD., graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London and is Professor of Surgery Emeritus of Tufts University, Massachusetts. His research has been focused on diseases of the horse's mouth, ear, nose and throat, with a special interest in unsoundness of wind, the cause of bleeding in racehorses, and the harmful effects of the bit method of communication.


Why You Should Consider Going Bitless – The Q&A

By Dr. Robert Cook

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Further to our recent webinar with Dr. Robert Cook, here are the Q&A from the event in written format.] 1. Why Bitless? The question is most readily answered by turning it around, “Why bitted?” There are no good reasons, from the horse’s or the rider’s point of view, for putting a bit in […]