I have an OTTB that I got about 2.5 years ago. I was planning to just ride him for fun and what not. We never got super far into training but I trust him with my life and I was able to walk, trot, canter and gallop him and jump little things. May not of been the prettiest but none the less was able to do it. He knows how to lunge well and has been desentize and etc.
Well earlier this year I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease , spinal stenosis, and scoliosis. My L5-S1 disc is already completely gone at the age of 18, which always caused my back to ache and hurt with physical activity. Therefore riding cause flare ups of pain. As of now i'm not allowed to ride a lot due to it jarring up my back. SO I have been trying to find new things to do with Hero. But really there is no more. I take him back on trails a lot, lunge him, work on his ground manners and etc.
So I'm able to ride him at a walk so I was thinking instead of letting him go to "waste" that I want to teach him bitless riding. Me and my horse have a very close bond. Myself and others consider him as a one person horse which will be me.
But my question is when training bridle less riding do you choose cues you want to use and just be constant with those cues and Hero will catch on?