I ride almost exclusively in a rope halter with a 12ft lead (really need a 10ft)
Dressage training her to collect herself properly rather than just drop head,
Jumping re aligning my posture ATM
Trail UNLESS I HAVE STUDENTS ALONG most of our horses not used to trails
Bareback such cool feeling cantering on a floppy lead
Basically she's more relaxed she has no negative associations in a halter she does in a bridle
ETA we run a riding school and bridles are a big deal here the kids all ride in halters!
As for Ella all our babies are started in a halter ( often bareback one rein) she won't feel a bit till it's needed for competition
Last edited by Prinella; 01-25-2012 at 08:18 AM.