Originally Posted by ACowgirlThing778 View Post
whatever. All I know is that every horse can be ridden bridleless with an educated rider
How do you KNOW that? How many horses have you trained? What is your experience?
I'm not being mean by asking. There are folks here who know very little, those who know some, and eventually you get to folks who have spent a lifetime riding horses at a high level.
I'm one of those who know some. I started riding about 5 years ago. I've had a year or more of experience with 4 horses. It is completely reasonable for me to write about what I've seen work or fail with those horses, but there is a reason my avatar says to take my advice with a big cup of FWIW.
However, some of the others on this thread are folks who have ridden and competed and trained horses successfully for many years - more than you have been alive. If they tell you something you are saying is wrong, it would be very wise to listen to what they have to say. Particularly when you say something applies to ALL horses and ALL riders...you don't have the experience to make a statement like that.
BTW - I suspect Mia would throw someone who tried to ride her without reins. She is a nervous horse, and she constantly seeks reassurance from her rider via the reins. She WANTS the bit because it reassures her. That is only 1 of 4 horses, but it is enough to invalidate your comment.