Switching to bitless riding is always worthwhile but you must make the transition gradually, intentionally and responsibly by selecting the proper type of bridle and adjusting the way you cue the horse now that there’s no bit for you to work with. Going back to basic training on the ground so your horse learns all the new cues is a must. Groundwork is essential if you want to succeed in riding bitless as everything you do on the ground relates to everything you do when riding.
For riders who have always used bits in the past the thought of switching to a bitless bridle may seem daunting. There are so many different options to choose from, plus you have to retrain many of your cues so the horse knows how to respond without a bit.