I ride but less 100% because I don't believe in putting an uncomfortable and sometimes painful piece of metal in my horse' so mouth. I ride him in a halter and honestly I can get the same amount of control in a halter as I can in a bit. I think the only difference with a bit is that you don't have to use as much hand and that some horses learned to only obey the bit, and that's a problem. So I feel like it's unnecessary to have a bit:)
It depends on the day, I use a halter when I do but when it's competition or intense practise I'll use a snaffle.
I used to ride bit less with my horse but I started using a bit a while ago.
if possible ill ride in my hackamore but the horse im currently exercising and is only 4 and very hyper so i need to ride her in a bit but its only a loose ring snaffle not like a gag or anything
It depends on the horse, some horses-like mine- do better with a hackamore. And some horses work better with a bit, so it just depends on the horses attitude towards the bit. I just want the horse to feel comfortable and to keep me safe if something happens I will know that I can control them.