that's great, I'm very happy for you. I ride my pony in a halter almost everyday :) Other times I ride her in her bit-less bridle. The first barn I rode at I didn't think for myself I just followed what they said and the pony I rode (who is now mine =D) "had" to wear: Saddle, Crupper, Grass Reins, Bitted Bridle. When I got her I did my research on all of these things and I now ride her with a halter and bareback. Unfortunately, because of how long the barn had her riding in a crupper, she now has a very tense tail. It did take me a while to get used to riding with such little things though, but now I love it because we move together more. As my teacher calls it "We move our medicine balls to the same beat." haha.