Throughout the stages of the California bridle horse process (whether you find yourself on the Pacific Slope or other horse country), the main goals in working with your horse are to practice preservation, court curiosity, rejoice in responsiveness and cultivate a willing attitude as a partner.
Communication with your horses is key to the bridle process. This range of language can take the form of sounds, body aids and signals. Expanding in the hackamore phases through the refinement of the two rein into the nuances of the bridle, it is developed over time through consistent, careful application as trust, understanding of your partner’s character and confidence increase.
Innate comprehension between you and your horses can develop. This is, after all, a relationship. Enhancing your emerging partnership, properly crafted, well-fitting and durable gear with good looks is an investment that you can count on to help rather than hinder this process. This is a journey of self discovery and education. The main goal is increased performance as real partners, especially if you are a serious horseman.