I can't say I can ride my horse bridleless, but I can get on without any tack. I just started doing it and she was fine. I will say she can be a maniac in the turnout, bucking, rearing, galloping, and I can stop her in the middle of it, get on, and she won't do anything. Kinda literally, she won't move much. She will walk around, and sort of mosey, but won't act like the demon she was minutes before. Then I get off, and the banshee is back. I like that she knows better than to get me off when I am vulnerable. I did get her to do a cross rail once because it was all the way up against the fence. I just kicked and kicked and kinda pulled her hair, and I know exactly what her thought process was, "ok, I'll do it, but you better not fall off." And she started toward it, cantered a step, jumped and immediately slowed into a trot/walk. Then I got off and put her away, I had promised that, and gave her lots of carrots. No repeats of that preformance, but I'm glad she would give it to me! I've had her since birth so I think that helps, but I would love to learn exactly how to train her to do it, because I'm sure she would be good. Looking forward to lots of great tips!
Troubled TB ~"A thorn by any other name will prick just as deep." @-'--,---