Originally Posted by smrobs
Oh, yeah. The only thing that's better is doing it bareback in the dark.
I'm serious, you can really feel the connection when you can't see where you're going and you have to trust the horse to take care of you.
Perhaps when Gracie is good and broke I'll try it, but I'd fall off Ricci trying to come down from the gallop. I can ride her bareback when she's really working on balancing herself, but once we hit the gallop, neither of us bother holding back and I let her go. But I also lose the balance that made her canter and trot sit-able, haha.