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post #11 of 26 Old 02-16-2017, 06:10 PM
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What are the most comfortable breeds for riding bareback?

sometimes the ones that look comfortable are ok, but , for example, a horse that is so fat and flat that you end up literally sitting on what feels like a picnic table, makes your legs splay out far, and then dangle off the 'edge' of the table. makes for inability to get a leg on or 'around' the horse if horse turns sharply.
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body structures vary in every breed and mixed breed --- there is no one particular breed -- unless the Draft breeds are in the mix --- then by all means consider a Draft breed.
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I've generally found haflingers and Gypsy Vanner's to be supercomfy, at least the ones I rode bareback. But the other posts here are right, it depends on the horse, not the breed!
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body structures vary in every breed and mixed breed --- there is no one particular breed -- unless the Draft breeds are in the mix --- then by all means consider a Draft breed.



Yes, builds differ depending on the horse. The question was generalizing the breeds. Which ones tend to have that build, etc.

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I am old and stiff. My Arab, though he has a nice back and well sprung ribs and my legs wrap around his barrel nicely, I would not ride bareback. He is as quick as a cat and athletic. I know I would end up falling off somewhere. My Dales, nice wide back, but mutton withered, not as quick in his movements as a snail, let alone a cat, and not athletic. I do ride him bareback.

Not breed, but the horse.

Oh, and there are no perfect riders.....especially the older you get.....lolol. Once I realized I would never be the 'perfect rider', I became a better rider.

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Oh, and there are no perfect riders.....especially the older you get.....lolol. Once I realized I would never be the 'perfect rider', I became a better rider.
lol very well said :)
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---- anyone with a lot of horse experience knows full well there are varying builds in all of the smaller breeds, which goes right back to considering a Draft or a Warmblood
Yes, builds differ depending on the horse. The question was generalizing the breeds. Which ones tend to have that build, etc. I was just trying to start a conversation. I was in school, I was bored, so I started a thread.

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Like stated above, it really depends on the individual horse/confo etc. I have ridden bareback on a draft horse before, it was so comfy. I've also ridden bareback on some QH's- some were not as comfy as others. Really just depends.

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What are the most comfortable breeds for riding bareback?
Easy. A Fattlybred horse. :-)

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For me, the most comfortable breed for bareback has to be the highland pony. They’re built like sofas, usually take life at a leisurely pace and are not too tall.
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