It's blizzarding here, so I'm jealous of you who are riding! XD And I like cookies!
Those blue things on my reins are my hand crafted rein stops for when I use my running martengale on Squiggs. I actually crafted them from some old ear tags we use for tagging cattle, cut them up and made them into rein stops. They work unbelievably well! They are a real pain to take off and put back on, so they can stay!
Thanks for your critique! This little paint looooves to pull on the reins, and is coming off of an injury and so she gets to have the English saddle for coming back into work so I can have another horse to ride to work on my position, and work on her bit pulling issue at the same time. AND she's also a rescue - she got dumped off at our place as a wild yearling, she's 6 now
I will take that walking stirrupless idea and run with it (not literally, I will die), cause I can ride forever and a day in any direction here and walking is NBD and can be done safely in the snow.