I'm not following any NH orinciples or anything tho, I just try my best to have common sense.. :)
Anyway..as many, one of my childhood dreams was to gallop bridleless across the fields. I neer gave it up, despite hope being crashed a few times.
Today.. I decided to try. Well..not cantering..yet.. but bridleless. We havn't had any preparation for it, it went better than I had hoped.
So, despite ''ruining'' my horse with tons of different bits and tools.. he listened and tried
We need to practice a few things..such as turn does not mean run, and stop does not mean throw your head up and keep walking.. but, here is my entire and first ride without a bridle. Ever. Dad stopped filming as the sun hit the camera, you're missing 2 uneventful seconds..and after the movie I go into the barn and hug my beautiful horse :P