Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
• Horses: 0
When you are riding bareback, are you supposed to be up near the withers, or is your seat supposed to be more towards the middle of the barrel, as if you were in a saddle?
I usually ride on the shoulders, but, when transitioning, the withers hurt my groin and it makes it very uncomfortable. The last time I rode bareback, I ended up slipping back more towards the barrel, and as I trotted it was far more comfortable and nicer a ride than if I rode farther up.
First question: What is the proper seating position when riding bareback?
Second question: If up on the withers, is there any way I could make it more comfortable for me to ride without being in pain?