I ride English 80% of the time, and although I own western tack and trail ride in western tack, I've been in the habit of using my english bridle with my western saddle. I've decided that I really love the look of the 1 ear type western headstalls. I've never used one, so I don't know if there is any disadvantage or problem in using one. Also, is the split ear better or the one with the loop for the ear? Just way out of my territory here so if anyone can help, thanks! Also would love to know of particular bridles you recommend. Thanks!