This is a duplicate post from my other topic in the Members Journals forum. You can read that here.
My ultimate goal is to finish my 4-H showing career by completing a working western pattern bridleless at the Va. State 4-H Horse Show in September of this year.
I don't even know if they will allow me to do it (4-H is annoying that way) or if it will disqualify me, but I think regardless of any roadblock the wonderful and pompous Virginia 4-H horse program manages to put in my way at the moment of truth, this will prove valuable to myself and my horse in general.
I pray that anyone with considerable western riding experience feel free to comment here. If you've ever shown bridleless, I would love to know how you went about it. As it is right now, I don't even know the correct protocol for performing bridleless. I'm trying to figure all this out as I go along.
So to reiterate (as this forum gets more traffic than member journals), if theres anyone here that can offer some insight into the sorts of things I should expect when showing bridleless, and what I sould actually do with regards to protocol, I would be very happy to read your suggestions.