Phillippa Christie is a professional bridle fitter and specialises in bitless bridles. Author of the Bitless 101 guide and international writer, reviewer and go to expert for several equestrian magazines. Phillippa has featured on the Good Horsemanship channel and Barefoot LIVE TV.
Selecting the best bitless bridle for you and your equine partner is a very easy and simple process. Virtual consultations take place via Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp.
You will receive a digital copy of the Bitless 101 guide (worth €9.99) which fully illustrates measuring and assessing for bridle fit, alongside an info pack which will guide you through the process. The pack contains both a measuring and assessment scoring sheet. Send us your measurements, photos and assessment scores and Phillippa will examine these for you and schedule your consultation.
At the consultation Phillippa will ask you a few questions to get to know a little more about your horse and your requirements. She will recommend bridles bridles based on all of the information you have provided. Phillippa can talk through these options, often having the bridles to hand to show you online how they work and why they are recommended.
You have the option to trial a bridle or purchase from us (or we may recommend a brand we don’t stock – we do by what is right for you and your horse).
Our bitless bank is available only to clients who opt for a virtual consultation. This is so we can make sure the bridles are being fitted and used with guidance.
Once you have received your bridle(s) you can send us a photo or video of your bridle fitted and we will give you feedback on any tweaks required.
If you would like guided support to transition to bitless, we can recommend our Bitless Masterclass DVD which includes exercises and helpful tips to understanding the horse.
“Phillippa has worked with us at The Good Horsemanship channel. Her knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the horse is so very valuable to any horse owner. On top of this, her understanding of so many varieties of bitless bridle, their action and why they would work for particular horses is a breath of fresh air in the equine world. I would highly, highly recommend you have an assessment, read the books and/or watch the DVDs if you’re looking to further your knowledge of the horse. So much of choosing a bridle is based on guess work, the current fashion and/or what the other horses on the yard wear. Phillippa does a great job of explaining WHY your horse will benefit from that particular bridle, and has the science to back it up. 10/10 100% 5*” – Joe Midgely Horsemanship
“Phillippa is fab! She is friendly, funny, professional and her knowledge of bitless bridles is immense.” – Sadie Beech Horsemanship
“Phillippa was incredibly helpful in giving me advise about choosing my first bitless bridle. I am almost certain i would have chosen the wrong one had it not been for her excellent advice. Her Bitless 101 Guide was also very helpful and thoroughly recommend it. Thank You Phillippa and my horses will now thank you as well.” – Dawn Jackson
“Great balance of anatomy, bitless design and fitting. Phillipa has an excellent teaching style and her work on very well researched.” – Tricia Cable
The cost for the full 121 consultation package is €40 for 1 horse. Additional horses can be added (please ask following booking)
Costs do not include bridle trial fees.