I posted a thread earlier talking about doing archery from horseback, but before I can do that with my mare, I need her to ride with leg/seat only. I tried it today by just dropping the reins and seeing if she would listen by voice and legs. She did....ok. I think she gets it, but is just being stubborn and maybe a little confused because it is something new. We ride in a semi-small indoor arena so if she did take off, she wouldn't go far, haha. I trust her though. Anyway, if anyone has ever trained a horse to listen without a bridle, please help with any tips or tricks that worked well for you. Eventually I'd like to ride bareback and bridle-less, but one thing at a time. Thanks everyone!
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~He knows when you're comfortable
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