Have a video of some of what I've been up to with Gracie, as described in this post. :)
Reins are draped over the pommel the entire time.
As a child, I dreamed of achieving this level of communication with a horse, ever since watching that scene where Alec rides The Black tackless across the beach in The Black Stallion.
It was always just beyond my reach, and while I could have followed one of many natural horsemanship trainers' methods to achieve this prior, it was important to me that I figure it out on my own with a horse that was willing to listen.
I have found that horse. <3