Bitless Test Service - rent, fit, and test a bitless bridle yourself.
More and more riders are making or wanting to make the switch to bitless, but there are different systems and models, so which one should you choose for your horse or pony? Before you purchase a bitless bridle, you would like to try it out first to see if your horse or pony responds well to it. That's why you can rent a bitless bridle at Art of Riding! You can assess yourself in 12 days whether the chosen bridle is suitable for your horse for a small fee. Then, 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 wrong purchases.
The most frequently asked questions about the Art of Riding test service.
Are the Test and rental services suitable for me?
Would you like to ride bitless but are you not sure whether 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 another 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 can rent a bitless bridle for twelve days. The rental period starts on the day the package is delivered.
Terms of the test service.
For renting a bitless bridle, we charge a deposit of 50 euro 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 through the return portal. The rental bridle has a label with the QR code on it for returning via the return portal. For returns via the return portal, 5.75 euro will be deducted from the deposit for the shipping costs.
If the rental bridle is not returned by the twelfth day at the latest, we charge an additional 5 euros per day. Therefore, make sure you return the bridle by the twelfth day 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 address of the deposit will be deducted. (For orders > 100 euro no shipping costs will be charged within the Netherlands. For Belgium, for orders > 150 euro)
What are the costs for the rental bridle?
We ask for 25 euro per rental bridle for a rental period of twelve days. A deposit of 50 euro will be charged per bridle. 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.
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 to send the rental model(s).
- Confirm with a payment*
- Your rental bridle will be shipped within two working days
If you can not order the desired rental bridle, it is rented out and available again after the rental period.
*The deposit cannot be refunded via Klarna (pay afterward). For this, we would like to receive the bank account number on which the deposit can be refunded.
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. The costs for returning ( 5.75 euro) 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 that are 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?
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 for a fitting?
No, unfortunately, it is not possible to come to the location for a testing service.
Can I also pick up the test bridle in Zutphen?