Rent a Bitless Bridle
Bitless Test Service - rent, fit, and test a bitless bridle yourself.
More and more riders are or want to switch to going bitless, with their horse. But there are different systems and models, so which bridle or system should you choose for your horse? Before you purchase a bitless bridle, you would like to try it on first to see if your horse responds well to it. That's why you can rent a bitless bridle at Art of Riding! For a small fee, you can assess in 12 days whether the chosen bridle is suitable for your horse. By trying out one or more bridles with your horse, you will know whether your horse responds well to the bridle and whether it fits well. Because often, after one try, it is not yet sure how your horse will react, this is the ideal way to prevent a wrong purchase.
The most frequently asked questions about the Art of Riding test service.
Who is the test service suitable for?
Would you like to ride bitless but are you not sure your horse will respond well to a bitless bridle? Then the bitless test service from Art of Riding is the solution! With the Art of Riding Bitless Test Service, you have the opportunity to rent a bitless bridle and try it out yourself.
How long can I use a rental bridle via the test service?
If you try a bitless bridle for the first time or any other system, your horse will have to get used to this. The pressure and aids act differently on the horse's head. Give your horse time to get used to the bitless bridle. You can determine whether your horse reacts positively to the bridle after riding a few times. You rent a bitless bridle for twelve days.
Terms of the test service.
For renting a bitless bridle, we charge a deposit of € 50 per bridle. The deposit will be refunded as soon as we have received the rental bridle back without defects, clean and complete as rented. You return the rental bridle to us no later than twelve days after delivery via our return portal. The rental bridle has a label with the QR code for returning via the return portal. For returns via the return portal, € 5.75 will be deducted from the deposit for the shipping costs.
If the rental bridle is not returned at the latest on the twelfth day, an additional € 5 per day will be charged. Therefore, make sure you return the bridle no later than the twelfth day after delivery or indicate by email that you want to purchase the rental model.
With more than one rental bridle, the shipping costs of the chosen carrier for sending to the specified deposit address will be deducted. (For orders > € 100,- no shipping costs will be charged within the Netherlands. For Belgium, for orders > € 150,-)
What are the costs for the rental bridle?
We ask €25 per rental bridle for a rental period of twelve days. A deposit of €50 will be charged per bridle. So you pay €25 + €50 = €75.
You will receive the deposit back as soon as we have received the rental bridle back and the conditions of the test service have been met. The rental prices are exclusive of shipping and return costs. The shipping and return costs are calculated separately, deducted from the deposit in advance or afterward.
How can I order a rental bridle?
- Go to the page with the available rental models.
- Select your bridle and size
- Place the rental bridle in your shopping cart.
- Please enter your details so we know where the rental model(s) can be sent.
- Confirm with a payment
- Your rental bridle will be shipped within two working days if in stock.
- If your desired rental bridle cannot be ordered, it is rented out, and the bridle will be available again after the rental period.
When and how do I return the rental bridle?
You send the rental bridle back to us no later than twelve days after the package has been delivered via our return portal. In the return portal, you register the return and print out the label. You stick the label on the box and ensure that the packing slip is closed in the box so that we know that the package comes from you. Hand in the package at the package point of the chosen carrier (PostNL, DHL, or BPost). There is no need, to pay for the label. The return costs (€5.75) will be deducted from the refundable deposit.
Are test bridles available for all models and sizes?
No, we do not have a rental bridle available for all models and sizes. However, a rental model is available for all systems.
Can I also buy the rental bridle?
If you like the rental model, you can also purchase the rental model. Please email us before the end of the rental period.
Can I also rent several bridles at the same time?
Yes, you can order multiple bridles to rent. The bridles are shipped to you together per order. Any shipping costs not charged for sending will later be reduced by the deposit paid.
I don't live in the Netherlands. Can I use the test service? Unfortunately, the Art of Riding Bitless test service is only available in the Netherlands and Belgium. Bridles are, therefore, not sent to an address outside the Netherlands or Belgium.
Will you also be on location to test?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to come on location for a test service.
Can I also pick up the test bridle in Zutphen?
It is unfortunately not possible to pick it up in Zutphen.