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post #1 of 29 Old 12-03-2010, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Bare back or Saddle

Do you like to use a saddle or ride bare back? I love riding bare back. I don't normally use saddles unless I'm in a horse show.

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post #2 of 29 Old 12-04-2010, 11:16 AM
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I'm the same way as you, I mainly only use a saddle if the horse is acting up, I can't trust them, I'm 'training' them, or if I'm getting ready for/ in a show. I love bareback!
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post #3 of 29 Old 12-04-2010, 11:33 AM
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I use a saddle to work on my position, barebacking is only something fun I do at the end of working with Molly or something I'll do if I just take Arthur out and don't feel like lugging his tack to the barn from my room.
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post #4 of 29 Old 12-04-2010, 08:08 PM
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I usually ride in a saddle, since my horse is back in training and needs to be on point and ready for show season that's coming up. But I'll hop on bareback for days where I just want to relax and when he's got a day off.

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post #5 of 29 Old 12-04-2010, 08:10 PM
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I am stritcly bare back on my mare because her back is so short, a saddle just wont fit her. On my gelding, I use a western saddle. I'm expecting to start my two colts out bare back and then buy a saddle that fits them. Whether or not I use it will be a different story. lol.
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post #6 of 29 Old 12-05-2010, 08:47 PM
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I love riding bareback, but only on relaxing days. My horse likes to be speedy at the canter bareback, and leaves me a little sore. For strength I sometimes take my stirrups off my saddle and just take a normal lesson (1/2 as much posting to the trot though) without the stirrups. GREAT for position and balance.

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post #7 of 29 Old 12-05-2010, 10:01 PM
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Saddle is for summer and bareback is for winter! Mostly. But I do find that the older I get and the fact that I have less time for riding in the winter now (busy season at work) I don't do as much bareback as I used to. <sigh> Age and responsibility really suck.
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post #8 of 29 Old 12-05-2010, 10:34 PM
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I enjoy bareback riding and try to vary my work as much, going from schooling to hacking to jumping. Ill do any of those bareback or in a saddle.
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post #9 of 29 Old 12-06-2010, 05:16 PM
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My horse is impossible to ride bare back. (you'd understand if you saw her move!)
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post #10 of 29 Old 12-06-2010, 05:53 PM
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I only ride bareback at the moment because I don't have a saddle that fits Bourbon. His shark fin withers hurt a lot at anything more than a walk, so we mostly walk with a little trotting here and there.
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