Here is my top-most goal involving horses: To be able to ride with no bridle or saddle. Check out Stacy Westfall’s youtube video: Stacy Westfall
I believe Tanner prefers being ridden bareback. And so do I. My balance has improved greatly, which makes for a more pleasant ride for both of us. We ride mostly bareback with a bridle, but I have been known to ride with just a hackamore or a halter on him. But eventually, to be able to know each other so much so that no tack at all is required, is a goal that we WILL reach someday.