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  • Bareback saddle with stirrups bad for horse

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    02-03-2014, 10:19 PM
  #1
Foal
Bareback pads

I have a bareback bad that I can attach stirrups to, and since my English saddles doesn't fit my horse right, I was wondering if I could use a bareback pad with stirrups to jump.
Would I be okay to use if I attached a breast collar? (I have ring to attach them too on the pad)
Would it be okay to use when jumping in general?
Would it rub?
It would just be for fun I wouldn't show in it. And I can't jump without stirrups yet

Thanks for the help!
     
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    02-03-2014, 10:27 PM
  #2
Showing
General consensus among more experienced horsemen, myself included, is that bareback pads with stirrups are all around bad to use. Not only is there no solid tree to keep the pad stable and prevent it from slipping all the way down to the belly if the rider gets off balance, but if you are using the stirrups, then all of your body weight and all the impact force from every stride is being applied to a single 2 inch strip right across the horse's spine. Best case scenario, it would make them sore. Worst case scenario, it could do damage to their back and force you to stop riding altogether until they healed up.

Personally, I think this would be a great opportunity for you to work on your seat by going stirrup-less. You can work on the flat and work your way up to going over small jumps without having stirrups to depend on... it will improve your riding ability.
     
    02-03-2014, 11:53 PM
  #3
Foal
I understand, would it be oaky for just on the flat? Walk and trotting and MAYBE some cantering?
     
    02-04-2014, 03:11 PM
  #4
Showing
You still wouldn't want to use the stirrups because even a little bit of pressure on them can potentially hurt your horse's back. Also, the stirrups pose a serious risk to you. If you get off balance and the pad slips and you fall, there's a very real possibility of you getting hung in a stirrup and things going very badly for you.
     
    02-05-2014, 06:03 PM
  #5
Yearling
Honestly, it would probably hurt your horses back less to be going in an ill fitted saddle than those stirrup bareback pads.. I think they are just an awful invention.

OP, as smrobs said, use this time to learn how to ride straight bareback. You will become an all around better rider because of it.
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    02-05-2014, 09:10 PM
  #6
Foal
Just from a safety standpoint I couldn't think of anything worse than to jump in one of those bareback pads with stirrups. Please don't.

IMO, bareback pads are only good for keeping your backside clean and your girly/boy bits from ouchies if your horse has a wither.

Take the opportunity of being without a fitted saddle to work on your position and developing and independent seat and hand. Once you can do that on the flat then have a crack at jumping, without stirrups!
     

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