Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bridleless Lead Change

I had the camera out yesterday to film my ride. It wasn't until I looked at the footage later that night that I realized that the camera wasn't pointed at the poles I had been working for most of the ride. They did capture the bridleless lead change at the end of my ride. This was the first time I've ridden bridleless without spurs. In the past I have used them for most of my steering and as my emergency break. I was able to jog a pattern through the poles, lead change and stop without the bridle or the spurs. The thing in my hand is a wand, similar to a dressage whip but stiffer. I held it between my hands to help keep my shoulders balanced.


  1. WOW!! That was AWESOME!!! Talk about something to be proud of :)

  2. Thank you! I needed to hear that because after posting my video on YouTube it was linked to one of those dead broke show horses doing entire patterns bridleless. The horse was much slower than my horse and incredibly broke. I had to remember to keep my eyes on my own homework.