You'll notice there's no curb strap....I don't have one to match this bridle yet, so no riding in it until then, but I think she looks smashing in Western tack!
I'll have to school her in this bridle some before we're ready for the Halloween Hunt/Costume classes/Hunter Paces though. Although she's had driving training in a Liverpool, and hunts in a Pelham, she doesn't neck rein well enough for me to be comfortable riding her in this bit in an exciting setting. It will give us something to play around with! :)
So, after I took these modeling shots, we tacked up in our regular gear and went for one of the best trail rides we've had so far this winter. It finally snowed, which I really could have done without, but it makes for great footing out on the trails! We enjoyed quite a few good gallops. I think she missed being able to get a good run in.