Transcend Bitless Bridles
This product review unfortunately comes at a time when Transcend Bitless Bridles has paused international shipping due to the craziness, and I hope that operations will soon allow them to go back so that more people can have the opportunity to try out these awesome bridles.
As for the actual review, I give these bridles a 5/5. Absolutely fantastic bitless bridle! I'm in the DC area (USA) and every time I looked at buying a bitless bridle, all of the options were the cross-under ones that I personally do not like (and have one that I do not like for multiple reasons), as well as the hackamores which are not as discreet looking (say, for showing Hunters - I'm more of a Show Jumper and small Eventing, but I like to keep doors open). I've wanted to get more into bitless riding for a while now (I ride in a halter as well as a neck rope without issues) but didn't like the options. I finally joined some Facebook bitless groups and inspired by other posts, sought bitless recommendations and nearly everyone commented the Transcend Bitless Bridle.
Upon research, I was a little cautious due to the higher price end of the bridles but the simplicity, creativity, and style options, as well as all of the excellent reviews from bitless Facebook groups, convinced me to purchase one. I use my own reins and I got a black stitched double leather bridle (the curb being useful for my jumper OTTB). I absolutely love it and if I am riding in a bridle it's my first choice every time. The quality is excellent and really soft, especially the padded noseband. My horses really stretch out and low into the noseband and seem to really enjoy it. I eventually plan to get some more (some other simple black ones for showing purposes, as well as ones in my horses colors: black/purple, black/blue, black/red).
I still keep an eye out on bitless bridle styles on the market and have even recently invested in a cheap sidepull just to have another to help with beginner learners, but the Transcend quality is far superior in every aspect. I think the only thing I would like to see more in the bridle designs would be more of an anatomical design with the crown and browband, but regardless they are soft and are comfortable enough to wear myself