your horse follow you willingly where you wish to
go, or do you always meet resistance?
Can you load
your horse into a trailer, on the wash-rack or across water without force?
you simply think about asking for a gait - walk, trot, canter, halt or
backup and your horse gives it to you and then maintains it until you ask
for a change?
you ride your horse bareback and bridleless?
you ask your horse for upward and downward transitions without kicking or
Can you ride
without using your reins for balance? Do you have an independent seat?
you ride without tie-downs, draw-reins, shank bits with curb chains or other
restraints or do you rely on these in order to "control" your horse?
Can you clip
your horse's bridle path without the use of restraints?