So, I've found that when I'm riding with a snaffle (western) that I tend to keep just a little touch on the bit. I believe this is called "riding on contact" or something. But, unless I'm neckreining, I almost always ride like that. Sure, if we're just walking relaxed, or I'm loping a horse and he feels comfortable and im comfortable with his head and pace, I'll give him some rein, but otherwise, I always have contact with the bit.
Is that good or bad? Should I change my habits?