We are a volunteer group of trainers, riders, behaviourists, equine professionals and horse lovers, that have been inspired to organise a specialised global bitless equestrian association.
Offering support, advice on ethical training and the functions of modern bitless bridles.
WBA represents ordinary riders, non-riders, competition riders, trainers, behaviourists and all equestrians, who want to see evidence based ethical training and riding increase in acceptance & popularity for the sustainable well being of the horse both mentally and physically.
We hope that our enthusiasm for change is both inspirational and of course effective as our numbers grow and our voice for the horse becomes a force to be reckoned with.
Welcome to World Bitless Association
We are a global collaboration of trainers, behaviourists, and bitless bridle designers
For some of us, our journey began in Norfolk in 2003 when a small band of riders wanting to investigate ethical and empathetic ways of training horses eventually becoming a BHS affiliated riding club in 2008 and then endorsing equality in Bitless Bridles in 2012. Simultaneously in 2007, Wendy Wainwright created the website and online forum the Bitless Horse Association (BHA). Also holding a bitless event later that year. The BHA sought to bring together like minded people to share their ideas, experiences and to provide support for bitless riders who often felt isolated. Wendy has written several articles and was invited to write a pro bitless debate piece for Your Horse magazine in 2009. Wendy has continued to lecture, hold clinics, demos, train and campaign as well as develop her own patented bridle design over the years.
World Bitless Association is a company with charitable status and is ‘not for profit’ that means that ALL revenue will be used for the benefit of WBA members and their horses.
WBA needs your support as a paid-up annual member so that we can complete the aims and objectives set down in our constitution.
We need YOU to be the strong organisation YOU want, to represent YOUR views.
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