Monday, February 22, 2010
Fox Hunting Bridleless!
In my travels throughout the web researching the Micklem bridle and other bitless bridles, I somehow stumbled across this rather awesome page. Chris Armour's Help for Heroes page A huntsman named Chris Armour has a fund raising page set up to raise money for soldiers wounded in the conflict in the Middle East. He rode his horse on a hunt without a bridle to bring interest to the cause. If you go to the link, be sure to check out the pictures on the page.
I also found a video of his ride!
More pictures can be found here Saddlesoap.co.uk.
I wish I could have seen more. I've fox hunted in the past and it can be a wild ride sometimes. I give Mr. Armour and his horse, River, credit to have that good a partnership that they could safely ride in company out in the open country without a bit or bridle. I've seen demonstrations of bridleless riding, much like those about to follow, but never quite in this context.
Here are 3 more really great videos of bridleless riding;
And no bridleless riding post would be complete without Stacey Westfall and Roxy!
"Sigh" I can't wait for this winter to thaw out. I miss riding.