If you look theres actually los of different vids online of stacy westfall riding her horse bridleless and doing lots of different patterns without any stick/whip/visible signals.... I ride my mare with a rope around her neck (yayy we did a trot leg yeild like that!! Haha im exited bout that)
I lovvvee riding bridless, haha but rena is very independant and stubborn, so if I push her to do something she shuts down and does whatever she wants.
Your mare is soooooo cute!!! I love her face!!