We did a bitless bareback ride today for the heck of it. I did the same the other day in our field and she went into an easy canter so I just let her stretch out. I don't know if I've ever cantered her bareback before honestly, but what a glorious feeling. She was so incredibly relaxed, lifted in her back, rhythmic, and a dream to sit to I might add. We rode in the arena today and she was happy to plod around, spook at the neighbor's stupid baby horse (lol I don't miss riding a baby brained horse at the moment...), then do a beautiful canter to top it off. She may be running into some aging related crud, but what a different horse she still is from when we started this journey of learning together last year I'm hoping to get her out to the state park tomorrow and will be back with some photos if I do!