Yes, all horses are different and will respond different.
I look forward to trying the bitless bridle by Dr.Cook. It does have a trial period and that is important (just in case it doesn't work
). I have high hopes.
I too will post my results with this bridle and we'll see what it is about!!
As for shoes...I too prefer a natural hoof care program. My only problem is that I don't know how to trim feet and my poor clydesdale, I think really does need shoes on those hard roads!!
She's got big soft feet and they need some help!
However, I LOVE the look of a natural, well taken care of foot. They look so healthy and well balanced. When my mare's shoes are pulled, her feet are ugly. I would prefer natural hoof care but it's not going to happen with my situation.