well I know some people say you should only ride in a snaffle and there is no need to go up from anything from that as your horse should be soft and responsive...well I will be honest..that's not my horse. She's sweet and I love her to death but when she wants to run and full on run...it's a bit hard to stop her if I decide to want to stop...her gaits are walk,trot,canter,haul butt! Today I was galloping in the pasture and working on the woes but when I asked her to canter and once I got her going all she wanted to do was run and haul butt. I had to do a one rein stop and I looked down and there were skid marks O.O...okay...the ground is soft due to it being winter and the rain season. Hasn't rained much lately but when it did it was raining cats and dogs so the ground is pretty soft...anyways,enough rambeling.