Lately I've been riding in my Appaloosa gelding in a halter because it's difficult to have him take the bit on a bridle (even though he acts perfectly fine once it's in).
He responds just as well in a halter as he does with a bit because he's very calm and behaved, but I haven't been brave enough to go above a slow trot while he's in one to avoid the risk of not being able to stop him since he, of course, doesn't have a bit in his mouth to add the extra control.
So bottom line is... I'd like to order a hackamore/bitless bridle for him. I've never used one and don't know too much about them so I'd love information/tips/recommendations. Like I said, he's very behaved, so I don't want a harsh one, but one with, obviously, more force than a halter and one where I can easily control him in. If anyone can recommend a particular type or brand, that'd be great. I'd appreciate links too.
Thanks for reading! I'd love your help! :)
(by the way, he and I only ride for pleasure. Just the usual Western trail riding and whatnot. So nothing fancy or anything is necessary.)