My filly will be two in Spring, and next winter(Winter of 2013-2014) I am planning on starting her under-saddle(And by under-saddle, I mean only walking until May 12th of 2014). I have done some research and talked to many horse-care professionals, and I decided that I wanted to start her in a bitless bridle for the first year of her training, and slowly integrate a combined bit/poll/nose pressure setup. Before I mess with her face, frame, or anything of the sort, I want to have her balance and gaits, with correct cues, down.
Now for the tricky part... What bridle would you recommend?
I am planning on doing a little bit of everything with this horse. Having a solid foundation of Dressage work on her, but sprinkling in jumping, cattle work, and trail trials. I had originally wanted her to be an Eventer(as I have been trained in), but I ended that dream a while ago.
Right now, I am looking at the LightRider English Bitless Bridle, partially because of the fact that I would like to be able to show in the bridle, and the LightRider styles are very classy and natural looking.
Do you have any partials to a certain bridle?
(Oh, and my filly is VERY pluggy. She is getting lighter, but isn't a tiny touch-and-go type of horse.)