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Dr. Cook Beta Bitless Bridle
Dr. Cook (#22099)

Dr. Cook® Beta Bitless Bridle

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The Dr. Cook® Beta Bitless Bridle was developed by Dr. Robert Cook after years of research, inspiration, and perspiration! The Dr. Cook® Bitless Bridles are marketed all over the world and used in all disciplines. It is the most accepted and trusted 'bit free' bridle on the market. The Bitless Bridle allows the rider gentle, effective control and clear communication with painless pressure that is distributed around the whole of the horse’s head. Made from beta, a leather-like synthetic material that is composed of a nylon core with a vinyl coating, this bridle is impervious to dirt and sweat and will give you years of use with no maintenance required.

Made in the USA.

Reins not included. Dr Cook's Bitless Bridle Beta Reins sold separately.


Favorite Features:

  • Allows you to communicate effectively with your horse via gentle pressure instead of a bit
  • The most accepted and trusted "bit free" bridle on the market
  • Beta material is durable, requires no maintenance, and has an attractive, leather-like appearance


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Available in sizes Cob (Small), Horse (Medium), Oversize (Large)

What Customers Say:
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Dr. Cook® Beta Bitless Bridle is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 84.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for easy going horses! Bought one of these back in 2017 (6 years ago) for my one mare and it has worked great. She was always finicky about the bit. Once she got used to the bit she busted the bridle on the horse trailer so instead of going home I rode her in a halter and she did real well. That's when I decided to give this a try and she does great in it. Word of warning: if you have a headstrong horse this may not work so well. We have 2 other horses that can be headstrong, one that I used a kimberwick in the other a snaffle. Neither of them could I control real well in this bridle. The one is now retired and the other we went back to using a bit in. The one mare may have gotten better with this if I had persued it longer but since it's my husbands horse I didn't need him, or me, getting hurt and since she does fine in the bit we just went back to that. But if you have an easy going horse and tired of bits, I'd give this a try.
Date published: 2023-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it but some sizing issues Purchased for my draft cross, he seems to enjoy it and we are learning to communicate without a bit - only rode in it once and he seems content! However the cavesson is really tight on his big head. He usually wears a full sized bridle, I would purchase oversize if your horse is like mine and tends to be a bit of a larger “full”. Plenty of room for hole punches so I did just that! Otherwise, love it, and as another reviewer said, so does my vegan horse :)
Date published: 2022-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can be worn even if he has a bruise on his mouth. MY horse loves his new bitless bridle. He responds more willingly. I still feel I have full control of him. It is easier to put on and take off. It is easier to keep clean as well, since it can be washed with soap and water.
Date published: 2022-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and soft material My rescue horse didn't like any bit I tried. This bridle made her into a new horse. I'm so happy I bought this! We go trail riding now.
Date published: 2022-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally Riding Again My colonial Spanish gelding had laminitis because he kept a vigil over his pasture mate. One eye got uvitis then the other causing eventual blindness. He insisted upon monitoring her day and night. When he could not move, she had to be put down from injuries. Dr Cook's bridle is the only thing he will accept on his face, now he has recovered and can be ridden. It has brought our 15 year relationship to a new level of communication. The soft glove leather and under jowl crossed leathers work in unison to send clear signals. We ride it this bridle and a suede bare back pad everywhere.
Date published: 2021-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality construction, very nice looking! I bought this for my senior horse. I want to make him comfortable while riding. This has been one of my better purchases and yes I would highly recommend this bridle to anyone looking for a bitless bridle.
Date published: 2021-10-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pressure is key After using this bridle for a year, the Dr. cook beta bridle does not release pressure as it should. I ignored the problem thinking it was something I was doing for three months even had got a trainer who helped me realize the bridle was not releasing the pressure. My trainer and I even got three other opinions along with riding in other bitless bridles. My gelding became really reactive to the bridle throwing his head, simi rearing even stopped turning left or right but would give to pressure perfectly in a halter/different bitless bridle on the ground and in saddle perfectly.
Date published: 2021-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, looks like real leather Overall good bridle. You can pull back and have breaks, a little hard to turn, but expected with no bit in mouth
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be careful before using this I finally decided to try out this bridle on my horse as I've heard great things about it. I've used the Nalanta bridle for a couple months now and I wanted to try something new so I bought this. Unfortunately for my horse this product is very poorly made and should not be allowed anywhere near a horse. There is no padding anywhere on the bridle like in previous bridles I've purchased. I didn't know this was made of rubber or I wouldn't have purchased it. The buckle keepers are held together with metal clasps that will dig into and cut your horses face. My horse was dripping blood by the time I was done with a 30 minute ride. I don't have a hard hand and I was shocked to see her bleeding. Please don't waste your money on this worthless product go and buy something else.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great! My gelding loves it ! I haven't owned Henry long but it was obvious he did not like even a mild snaffle bit so purchased the Beta Bitless Bridle - all the head tossing stopped! He responds really well to it - although being an ex race horse im not sure this would be enough to bring him to a stop if he were in a full gallop. I think this bitless bridle is the way to go. Ill never go back to a regular bridle - so much kinder for the horse. Love that this is easily cleaned as it is not leather.
Date published: 2021-04-20
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