Bitless bridle for governing horses and other animals

  • US 6,591,589 B2
  • Filed: 04/11/2001
  • Issued: 07/15/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A bitless bridle for controlling and restraining an animal through a pair of reins connectable thereto, said bitless bridle comprising:

  • a harness assembly for attachment to the head of the animal and including a first elongated strap extending over the poll area and behind the ears and downward along the head of the animal;

    a second elongated strap for applying direct pressure to regions of special acuity located at a poll area and behind the ears of the animal, said second elongated strap extending parallel to but moving independent relative to said first elongated strap to transmit pressure to the regions of special acuity when rearward tension is applied to at least one of the pair of reins;

    a third elongated strap extending across the animal'"'"'s head in front of the ears of the animal for maintaining the position of said first elongated strap and said second elongated strap; and

    a restraining mechanism fixed relative to said harness assembly for preventing said third elongated strap from falling downward from a position below the base of the ears of the animal, said restraining mechanism including a first pair of loops through which said first elongated strap extends for engaging in relative movement during adjustment and a second pair of loops through which said second elongated strap extends for engaging in essentially free longitudinal movement relative to said harness assembly and independent of said first elongated strap when rearward tension is applied to at least one of the reins.

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