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post #11 of 15 Old 07-26-2013, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Wa la!



Horrible camera angle...his head isn't that big I swear haha. My friend and I worked with him today, and he didn't really mind...he was a little unsure at first but didn't react and shortly after fell asleep and relaxed his back leg lol. Not what I was expecting...
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-26-2013, 11:26 PM
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I did exactly what DuckDodger suggested when I bought my boy, but more as a "Hello, we're new to each other, let's take this politely." I only found out *after* the fact that he had never actually had anyone on him bareback and it WAS brand new to him. Oops. Works well though!
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-26-2013, 11:30 PM
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"You need to ride with your crotch and not your legs." Palomino

I'm still laughing on this one! Palomine, you are always cracking me up!
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-27-2013, 09:43 AM
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My horse doesn't like my butt bones digging into his back. He'll walk with me on bareback but the whole time I can feel his muscles twitching so I know he's uncomfortable. When I get off and press along his back, he's definitely sore so no more bareback for us.
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-27-2013, 12:44 PM
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Wa la!



Horrible camera angle...his head isn't that big I swear haha. My friend and I worked with him today, and he didn't really mind...he was a little unsure at first but didn't react and shortly after fell asleep and relaxed his back leg lol. Not what I was expecting...
You two look great, OP!

I think bareback is like anything else we train for and the horse will get used to it. My horses are all great with bareback riding, although I always use my Parelli bareback pad to avoid a sweaty crack!

I use the pad when we are just riding around the ranch and saddle up for longer rides. I w/t/c and gallop bareback, and I can post and 2 point bareback. I like the physical challenge, the closeness, and the informality of it.

Good luck with your horse and riding, Shellybean!
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