I love bareback but for the life of me cannot trot with my pony I've ridden others bareback and even jumped them bareback but I just can't ride rascal bareback! He is not schooled (working on it) so could this maybe be a problem? I can't even trot without stirrups with him I don't know why! He's very unbalanced in the school which means at trot he wiggles all over the place which makes it hard for me bareback I'm fine with a saddle it's just now when he trots/canters around in his field his girth area gets muddy despite his rug so therefore I don't want to put a saddle on him as it may rub and make him sore.. sorry for hijacking ^^ but just wondered if anyone had any tips :)
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