Bitless Test Service - 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 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 is why you can now test a bitless bridle yourself at Art of Riding! For a small fee, you can assess for a period of 10 days whether the chosen bridle is suitable for your horse. By trying out one or more bridles with your horse, you know whether your horse responds well to the bridle and whether it fits well. Because it is often not yet certain how your horse reacts after trying it out once, this is the ideal way to prevent wrong purchases.
The most frequently asked questions about the Art of Riding testing service.
Who are the pass and test services suitable for?
Would you like to ride bitless, but are you not sure whether your horse responds well to a bitless bridle? Then the bitless bridle testing service from Art of Riding is the solution! With the Art of Riding Bitless Test Service, you have the option to test a bitless system yourself for a specific period for a small fee.
How can I order a test bridle?
- Go to overview with the available test bridles.
- Place the bridle in your shopping cart that you would like to test.
- Enter your information.
- Confirm with a payment.
- Your test bridle will be shipped within 2 working days
Why a test period of 10 days?
If you are going to try a bitless bridle or another system for the first time, 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. After about 10 times you can determine whether your horse reacts positively to the bridle, which is why the test period is 10 days with us.
Conditions of the test service.
The price paid is only a deposit on the test bridle and will be refunded after deducting a small fee for the test period.
Return the test bridle to us within 12 days of receiving it (clean, dry, and without missing parts or broken).
The test period of 10 days can be extended, please contact
Use our Return Portal for returns, the label costs € 5.50. Deliver the package to a PostNL, DHL, or BPost Point in the area. (only for NL and BE)
The test bridle can also be picked up in Zutphen. As soon as your bridle is ready, you will receive an email from us to make a PickUp appointment.
You do not pay any shipping costs if you pick up the test bridle in Zutphen.
What are the costs for testing?
We ask for a deposit of € 45 per test bridle for the test period of 10 days. After the test period, you send the test bridle back to us. As soon as we have received the test bridle, you will receive the deposit minus a small fee of € 15 for the test period, refunded to your account.
The down payment does not include shipping costs and the costs for returning the goods.
Are test bridles available for all models and sizes?
No, we do not have test bridles available for all sizes and models. A test bridle is available for all systems.
Can I also buy the test bridle?
If you decide to buy the bitless bridle after the test period, you will receive the costs of the test period as a discount on the test bridle.
The price of the test bridle is determined by the condition at the time of shipment. Please contact us before the end of the test period and we will make you an offer for the purchase of the test bridle.
Can I also test multiple bridles at the same time?
Yes, you can order multiple bridles to test. The bridles are sent to you together per order. Any shipping costs that are not charged for shipping will be later reduced by the deposit paid.
I do not live in the Netherlands, can I use the test service?
The Bitless test service from Art of Riding can only be used for the Netherlands and Belgium. Bridles are therefore not shipped to an address outside the Netherlands or Belgium.
Do you also come on location to test?
No, unfortunately, it is not possible to come on location for a test service.