Originally Posted by RiosDad
Rding brideless can become very uncomfortable. I have gone on rides with a small stiff rope hool a hoop and I got tired of my hand being held against the withers.
Also good horseman ship forces me to get off at the head of the laneway, loosen the saddle and walk the horse in on foot . Leading with a hool a hoop around the neck was uncomfortable again.
It is not a comfortable way to ride but if you want to show off I guess you can figure it out.
I use to get the cows in the back forty, I carried a piece of baler twine in my pockets. The horses stayed with the cows so I just went up to one, slipped the twine around his neck and hoped aboard bareback and drove the cows home. I then slipped the twine and turned him loose once back at the barn.
When I see people riding bareback and bridless I feel they are just fooling themselves , pretending to be one with the horse.
I find bareback WAY more comfortable for me and my horse. I feel closer and more in contact with him.