So I have permission to ride Bailey as much as I want whenever, which is great. He's very much a "horses-horse", he knows all the english stuff but he isn't finessed in any of it, you can jump him and feel safe and he knows what he is doing, but he just isn't like a show horse or anything fancy.
If I just ride him without stirrups all the time, is there anyway that could be detrimental to my riding? I am looking for a show quality horse to lease, but as for Bailey I am just riding him because I like to ride and my friend needs someone to help her give him enough exercise.
I know stirrupless riding is really good, but I just want to know if its possible I could mess something up by doing it too much.