The one thing that always kind of irked me about English riding was the amount of contact required. It just seemed like everyone is always in the horses mouth! I, however, have ridden Western for the last 7 years, and constant contact is taboo. I still have some trouble getting over it.
I tried riding my mare with light contact the other day (hornless Australian) and wasn't really sure if I was doing it right. Should the rein be just barely touching? Should there be very light contact, where you can feel the horses mouth?
I am sadly confused