I can only take riding lessons twice a month because they are an hour away. I don't ride much in between them, other than little rides in a western saddle. The stable where my friends board doesn't allow barebacking for insurance reasons so I can't do that. I do, however, ride without stirrups when I go with them.
I'm just trying to find how I can get the absolute MOST out of the riding time I do have. If y'all can suggest exercises to do in between my lessons, that would be great!
PS. Is it bad to "ride" your saddle when it's on a rack? I did once to get pictures, but I didn't know if it would harm my saddle to do exercises whilst sitting on it... Let me know!