I'm just curious here. Does anyone ride a true bridle horse. I've been reading up and would love to be good enough some day to ride in a spade bit. That is my goal. I have no clue if I will ever reach it but that is where I want to be. The biggest problem is in NC you mention a Spade bit people just kind of stare blankly at you. They either have no clue or don't want to spend the time training to get a true bridle horse. They will say something like " why use that? You can do the same thing with a snaffle then to a leverage bit is a quarter of the time." Not the point to me. It's more the trip than the destination I guess.
I was just curious to hear some opinions.