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Ishbak Shehadeh

Horse Behaviorist, creator of Ishbak Bitless System, Founder of Bitless Racing Movement.

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Bitless Training System

By Ishbak Shehadeh

This system is for any equestrian sport or activity, except for racehorses. It was designed to make the transition from bit to bitless, and not to start horses from zero. I developed a variation of this system for first starting horses that I explain separately, not in this publication. Illustrations by Pabla Ortuzar. Step 1 […]

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What We Can Learn About Horsemanship… From A Potato

By Ishbak Shehadeh

I think about the idea to communicate with a potato. When we water a potato while it is growing on the ground, we are communicating with it. Just the same way the potato communicates with us when we ingest it when transferring its flavor to our taste buds. Following the same logic, we can affirm […]

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The Lie Of An Angel

By Ishbak Shehadeh

I always ask myself if the image about what horses are is real or just imaginary. I think in the romanticism which we associate to horses, as a magical aura, giving them holy powers of purity. We always affirm that “horses never lie”, people feel very secure about that statement, and many of us build […]

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The Riddle Of Milk And Grass

By Ishbak Shehadeh

In my first article I explained the untranslatable state of mind horses use to perceive reality. I exposed how they graphically perceive their universe and how we fit into that untranslatable world. I also explained how we as riders can change his perception and the negative effects it can have in the horses, specifically associated […]

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The Inevitable Freedom

By Ishbak Shehadeh

After analyzing from a philosophical point of view what bitless riding really is, I have the relief that there is nothing to change at all. There is no conflict, this is not a battle between riding the traditional way with a bit and riding bitless. Let me explain this further. Bitless riding seems to be […]

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