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Justin Dunn Bitless Sidepull

Product SKU: LH2257
Price: $189.00

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We are proud to work with Justin Dunn of Justin Dunn Mustang Horsemanship to bring you his proven designed signature Sidepull Headstall. Made from the finest quality heavy weight Hermann Oak Harness leather or Black Latigo for a smooth, rich, "broke in" feel. Oiled for that soft supple feel. It is a Side Pull style with a width of 1" with a 3/8" Rope noseband. Finished with Nickel or stainless buckles.

Justin's own words- "The typical question from my clients is, "What bit should I use?" My response is "Why do you want a bit?" I never put a horse in a bit, and none of my trail horses need bits. I prefer to be as natural as possible, and by doing that I have a better relationship with all of my horses. Horses properly taught to use the Sidepull will respond willingly to pressure, not forced to submit through pain. Horses are more relaxed, as tension will not build up in their mouth and transfer to their front legs. Horses are connected muscularly from the tongue to their front legs. I will use my horses on extended pack trips for up to 10 days, with the sidepull and I never have issues with cold weather and metal bits, drinking, or eating. The horse enjoy the overall comfort of not having a bit in their mouths. Trade places with your horse, be a positive leader, and treat them with respect, put them in a sidepull and you will never regret it.

Justin says you can switch to his sidepull without much effort. The most important thing to remember is to be conscious of the pressure and release with your hands. Be sure your horse understands to give to pressure.

The way Justin train horses is in a non restraint manner. He uses this sidepull to try and restrain them. He allows the horse to move their feet and will guide them to stop. This allows the horse to make the decision to stop the feet, and then he will reinforce their decision by applying pressure with his sidepull. The sidepull is an asking/reinforcing device, not a forcing to submit with pain device. A finished horse in a sidepull will give to 4 oz. of pressure, and respond to it at any speed. Justin is happy to go over his method of training, just email him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The sidepull is available in Small Horse, Cob, Pony, Regular Horse, Large Horse and Mule sizes. Also available in Draft horse sizes!

Matching Buckaroo Leather Breast Collars and Leather Reins are also available. Once you use this leather horse tack you will use no other! The Reins are sold separately....click here to purchase.




This is Fiona wearing her draft size Justin Dunn Mustang Horsemanship Bitless Sidepull. She is a 9 year old rescue Clydesdale...lookin happy and loving her sidepull

thank you to Kathryn Ory of Ory Photography for this beautiful photo of her horse and the others on this page.




Customer Reviews:

buckaroojohn  (Thursday, 08 May 2014)
Rating: 5
Buckaroo John, is the man! He manufactures my sidepull and saddle….I think my horse, Remington will do really well in the Norco Mustang Makeover May

buckaroojen  (Thursday, 08 May 2014)
Rating: 5
Horses are smiling using These bitless sidepull headstalls!! So much more relaxed.....Mr Justin Dunn Mustang Horsemanship is doing unbelievable things
with the Bitless Bridle Sidepull.

artichoke  (Monday, 10 February 2014)
Rating: 5
I just received my new draft sized Justin Dunn Mustang Horsemanship Side Pull, by Buckaroo Leather Products and I had to share with you guys! Fiona (9
year old rescue Clydesdale mare) has never had a bit in her mouth, and honestly, doesn't need one I have tried several different bitless styles with
her...mechanical hackamore (she HATED it, and I don't really blame her, lol), cross-under bitless bridle, and indian bosal style. The best one that I
have used is a side pull. She just responds SO much better with it. It has the pressure points needed to get her to understand what it is that I want
her to do....Kathryn Ory