Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
Just wondering, when you are getting on a colt for the first time, are you what headgear do you ride him in? Just a halter? A snaffle?
Either - it's a matter of personal preference.
Generally what I would do is start the colts on their very first ride just a couple of circles being ponied by another horse. The halter is on underneath being held by the rider on the horse, the rider has the reins but doesn't pull on them.
Personally, I would not do this…too much for the horse to pay attention to and too easy for a wreck to happen.