ha I <3 bareback! I can do everything that I can do in either an english or a western saddle bareback! We're working up to bridleless... haha, my mare is very good with just the reins on her neck and no bridle, but it will take a few more weeks to go with absolutely no bridle/reins. =) Jumping, cutting, reining, moving cows, posting, loping, cantering, galloping, sitting trot, barrels, poles, keyhole, rodeo, showing, you name it we can do it(if I know about it lols, not dressage. >.<) . Ha that's probably only because i'm too lazy to saddle her most of the time lols. Yay for other people who like to go bareback!
To rein a horse is not only to guide him,
but also to control his every movement.