Critique my Bareback riding? - The Horse Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 10-14-2012, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Beaver State
Posts: 203
• Horses: 1
Arrow Critique my Bareback riding?

Hey guys,
I went to an arena last weekend and had my little sister take this video. Could you please tell me what I need to work on?
The video is pretty long and kind of shaky, I hope it's enough to go by!

I don't currently have a saddle (my horse outgrew both) so I've been doing lots of bareback riding. I'm a western rider (but I'm hoping to do a bit of english this year), and I've only been riding for a year. I want your criticism, but please try to be nice about it. I haven't had a lot of time to work with a trainer (or someone that knows more about riding), so I'm sure there are lots of things I can work on.
Thanks!

Bareback riding! 9.29.12 - YouTube

Fléctere si néqueo súperos Acheronta movebo
If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell
The Northwest Cowgirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-14-2012, 04:56 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 799
• Horses: 0
I would work on keeping your calves/lower leg still, and also not anticipating the canter by leaning forward. Other than that, it looks really good! Your back is straight, and your hands are still.

Intermediate Rider~Learning Equitation and English Pleasure~Interested in Eventing
A horse will tell you everything you need to know about him, if you listen.
-Winston Churchill
Almond Joy is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-14-2012, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Beaver State
Posts: 203
• Horses: 1
Thanks!

Fléctere si néqueo súperos Acheronta movebo
If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell
The Northwest Cowgirl is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 10-17-2012, 01:43 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Nevada
Posts: 262
• Horses: 4
I would try to relax your lower back and allow your hips to flow your horse's movement better so you aren't jabbing your butt bones into his back. Same with canter. Try to sit back a little more and relax the lower back to allow movement and open up his shoulder =]
crisco41 likes this.
AndersonEquestrian is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 10-17-2012, 02:43 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Gaston, Oregon
Posts: 105
• Horses: 12
Red face

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndersonEquestrian View Post
I would try to relax your lower back and allow your hips to flow your horse's movement better so you aren't jabbing your butt bones into his back. Same with canter. Try to sit back a little more and relax the lower back to allow movement and open up his shoulder =]
^I agree. you want to really sit deep and move with you hips following his bounciness. Try to sit so that if you're trotting you could hold a glass almost full of water without spilling it because your top half is so still while your hips and abs do the work keeping you balanced and on the horse.

Another thing I might suggest would be to use a pair of light english spurs when asking him to gallop so he is more responsive, or else use a short whip in hand just to get him to listen faster!

Nice job though! :)
AndersonEquestrian likes this.
TaraBearaIsBack is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 10-17-2012, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Beaver State
Posts: 203
• Horses: 1
Ok thank you!
I actually had a whip there, but I just wasn't using it as much as I should have been:P I have a pair of spurs, but they're harsher western spurs and I don't like using them bareback because it makes his responses dull, and i'm always worrying about accidently bumping him.. I've been thinking about getting a pair of english spurs though.
Posted via Mobile Device
The Northwest Cowgirl is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 10-17-2012, 11:59 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Gaston, Oregon
Posts: 105
• Horses: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Northwest Cowgirl View Post
Ok thank you!
I actually had a whip there, but I just wasn't using it as much as I should have been:P I have a pair of spurs, but they're harsher western spurs and I don't like using them bareback because it makes his responses dull, and i'm always worrying about accidently bumping him.. I've been thinking about getting a pair of english spurs though.
Posted via Mobile Device
Yeah I worry about that when I wear western spurs too- that's why I usually use my English spurs because they are a lot softer and not as terrible if you accidentally poke him a little bit!
AndersonEquestrian likes this.
TaraBearaIsBack is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 10-17-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Beaver State
Posts: 203
• Horses: 1
Yeah! I've been working with him to respond to mostly verbal cues, but that sometime he needs a little poke in the right direction. :P
Posted via Mobile Device
The Northwest Cowgirl is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 10-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,613
• Horses: 5
Id like to see your heels down. Bend your knees a bit more and stretch down into your heels and you'll gain a lot more from riding bareback than just letting your lower leg sort of flop around.

"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"
QHriderKE is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 10-17-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Beaver State
Posts: 203
• Horses: 1
Ok thanks!:) it's nice to be able to have stuff to work on!
Posted via Mobile Device
The Northwest Cowgirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you think Bareback riding and bitless riding should be allowed in 4-H? Eclipse295 Horse Talk 16 10-22-2012 02:27 PM
Critique My Bareback Riding... Cheyennes mom Horse Riding Critique 5 12-21-2011 04:36 PM
Bareback - critique my riding? KawaiiCharlie Horse Riding Critique 0 12-17-2010 02:21 PM
Bareback riding - CRITIQUE, please kitten_Val Horse Riding Critique 4 08-05-2008 06:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome