I'm a artist, and Beginner barrel racer. I do NOT ride my horses with bits, because fuck that, why would I need to use pain to control an animal. I am able to ride because I have earned that animals respect.
I have not competed in an real compaction yet and if I am told to use a bit, my answer would be flat out, "Fuck you."
I am very aggressive towards those who cross me or my family, and I am happy either shooting my guns, bows, drawing, and riding horses.
I mainly ride bare back because I love being able to feel the horses muscles under me.
Ain't really all that interesting. M half Hick half Yankee. More Hick than Yank though. M dad came from New York long island, my mother was born and raised in Texas. My dad was training as a Jockey on Long island, and my mother ran barrels and went for trail rides.