Ok, Thump, I'll agree to disagree with you about all horses being ok in a bitless bridle. You do have some good points, I just don't like that particular "hard" point in your mind.
I enjoy riding bareback also, though I don't do it all the time. When I'm not bareback I have a Bob Marshall Barrel saddle. I'd like to get an AP english saddle at some point and maybe a dressage. Darn horses eat to much though.