Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
I like riding bareback, but don't do it much because my gelding is still young and I'd rather ride him with a saddle in case he freaks out or something, and my mare likes to buck when she's in high spirits and tends to throw in a buck after we jump sometimes (most of the time)... Lol. I can't ride english to save my life, so we just fiddle around western...
I need to ride bareback more, I got her to canter bareback once and would really love to do it again, but since my girl's so unpredictable (you never know when she'll try to throw in a good buck, and she can throw some doozies and twist in midair like a fish outta water) I don't really think I have the nerve to try it again... lol.
I used to ride our old gelding bareback a lot, though, and would gallop and canter all over the place with him.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)