Book: "Metal in the Mouth" by Dr R W Cook & Dr Hiltrud Strasser
Metal in the Mouth: The abusive effects of bitted bridles
by W Robert Cook, FRCVS, PhD & Hiltrud Strasser, Dr Med Vet, PhD (144 pages, inc colour images)
The bit is the cause of over 100 harmful effects. First and foremost, a bit is painful and it frightens a horse. It makes it difficult for a horse to be happy in its work and for a rider to achieve that harmony so essential to a partnership. It also makes it difficult for a horse to breathe, stride, perform, and stay healthy. The book explains this in layman’s language and shows why the new crossover bitless bridle makes riding simpler, safer, and more satisfying.
A must read for anyone and everyone who is concerned about the welfare of their equine friends