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  • Riding a fast trot bareback

 
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    08-04-2008, 11:25 AM
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What really helped for me was riding backwards bareback on trot, so if you can get anyone to lunge you that might help
     
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    08-04-2008, 09:38 PM
  #12
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When Sonny is doing his nice western pleasure jog then I can definitely sit to it with no problem...it's when he goes into a fast trot that I have problems not bouncing on his back...but maybe that's natural.
I did some cantering with him and was great. I stayed on and didn't have to hold onto the bareback handle.
     
    08-13-2008, 02:00 PM
  #13
Foal
Before you try bareback trotting again, I also suggest you try trotting with no stirrups. Keep his trot as slow and lolloping as you can. When doing bareback trotting, remember to lean well back, as sitting straight takes too much tension into your lowerback. So lean backwards and Slow him to a lollopping trot. If he wont slow, do the pull and release technique. Once you have got a slow trot, lean back, and try some excersises to keep you balanced, eg, taking your hands off the reins and putting them out to the side, which helps you balance. Try not to use your legs for support, as you will squeeze him on.
Caz.
     
    08-13-2008, 10:41 PM
  #14
Foal
The key to bareback riding (in my opinion) is just to practice, practice, practice. Of course you don't want to cause discomfort to your horse in the process (examples: hanging on the horse's mouth for balance, bouncing to hard on their back) and I think riding stirrupless helps a ton. It took me a while to get the feel for my horse's trots, but I just really needed to relax, keep my heels down and make sure to not get ahead/behind of the horse's motions.

Just really relax and don't think about, "for perfect equitation I need to do this, this, and this" just follow your horse.
     
    08-13-2008, 11:27 PM
  #15
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Ahh, all this talk about bareback riding has made me realize that I haven't done that in a long time. O_0

I think a good way to transition from saddle to bareback is to do a ride without stirrups and ride all the gaits that way. The main thing for me bareback is to relax my lower body so that I become like a shock absorber. And the main thing for the horse is to keep them in a frame. It improves the trot/canter SO much if their head isn't up in the air and makes it way less bouncy.
     
    08-14-2008, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
when Sonny is doing his nice western pleasure jog then I can definitely sit to it with no problem...it's when he goes into a fast trot that I have problems not bouncing on his back...but maybe that's natural.
I did some cantering with him and was great. I stayed on and didn't have to hold onto the bareback handle.
Cool! Congrats!
     

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