"amazing that horse didn't break it's leg, neck or back....wow. I have no comment as to what was the right way to handle it, although for these folks, I think they needed someone with a lot more experience there to help them work…"
I ordered and have received the nose band from LightRider to convert one of my headstalls to a bitless bridle. I haven't gotten to ride with it yet, am really looking forward to it. Rip was ridden in a sidepull, no bit, until about April of this year, then I put a very mild snaffle in his mouth. He accepted it Ok, but I saw a lot of tension in his body. I wasn't fond of the sidepull, didn't like the stiff rope across Rip's nose, so I think we'll both be more comfortable with the nose band set up.
I want to try some braiding too, and eventually maybe some horsehair hitching... gotta have something horsey to do in the depths of winter when the cold drives me inside (I am a total wuss when it comes to cold). It was nice to open a package and see pretty bags of lovely items made especially for me though! :)
Hi, I saw your comment on my giftie photo. This is the site where my boyfriend had the items made: http://www.hairloomtreasures.com/
The lady's name is Giselle and she seems very nice. I do love having a piece of my horse with me all the time. :)