My TB mare has suuuper high pointy withers :P You could probably mistake her for a hairy shark if she were underwater....
Aaanyways, I'm trying to work on my balance and lower leg strength and I really loved bareback riding on my plump little QH, but when I sat on her bareback the other day, she took two steps away from the mounting block and I had to get off, oh the pain. I went back and put on the saddle pad and got on, not much difference, plus it slipped a lot on her lovely groomed back.
It felt a ton better when I sat further back, but I wasn't in the spot I was always told to be in, I swear I was almost in the middle of her back, I felt so stupid.
So my point is, is it okay to sit back a little further than normal to avoid the hoo-ha crushing shark fin withers? I don't ride bareback for more than about 20-30 minutes to finish off our ride. And only once maybe twice a week. Plus if its any help I weigh around 100lbs. So I'm not that big.
Any help would be great ! :)
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