I don't see any more problem with it than riding with barrel reins . The thing to remember is that a lot of western shanked bits are designed for neckreining and can send confusing signals of you try to direct rein with them. If you're using a snaffle, no problems!
Yep, you can. I personally really like the roping or sport type reins when I am doing a lot of roping or cow work. If you are thinking of using the actual english reins with the buckle, it might look a little funny but if it works, then who cares. :)
I know what you mean, 1111aqua. My sister fights it by claiming that she rides "Weenglish," . For everyday practice she sits in a western saddle, and the horse wears an English bridle and low port Kimberwicke.
Sure you can. Use any type bit you want on any headstall with any reins. Just looks a lil funny but personally I don't care. I bought a couple english headstalls from a friend. They just hook on differently. Bits are bits.. The only problem some english bits headstall ring is too small for some western headstalls. Like the kimberwick for instance. A D or O ring, about any snaffle should work just fine with either type headstall. I currently have a ported curb bit on an english headstall. I just like to not have to switch bits when I want to use something else so I tend to have a lot of bridles set up.