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post #11 of 53 Old 03-04-2008, 06:37 PM
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I don't think so. Bareback is supposed to be bareback.

I don't really care though, the main objective is to learn to ride without the crutch of a saddle. Mostly, what you're missing when you ride bareback are stirrups and a gripping seat, neither of which is provided by a pad. I often find the pads more slippery than simply riding bareback because they tend to slip around on the horse.
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post #12 of 53 Old 03-04-2008, 06:55 PM
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It kinda depends..
I mean, whenever I ride bareback I never use a pad. ;)
But a pad really isn't a saddle so it doesn't count as one...so it's pretty much still bareback. ;)

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Exactly why I said it should be considered something like pad riding or whatever lol.

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post #14 of 53 Old 03-06-2008, 07:03 PM
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I don't consider it bareback. I definitely think bareback is nothing between you and the horse, and I've always found bareback to be more comfortable than saddles, even with bony horses.
That said, I can understand wanting a pad if your horse is uncomfortable.
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I agree, its not truly bareback.

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post #16 of 53 Old 03-06-2008, 08:55 PM
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In technical terms it is not, by definition of the word. A bare-back on the horse but in general purposes, IMO, it is still bareback. There is a difference though, the fancy bareback pads with a fake cantle and stuff (like mine!) aren't actually called bareback pads they are called bareback saddles which is a huge difference. However, riding with a bareback pad, I still think is considered bareback. I only use one because my horse is slippery and I stay in one place better but I generally don't. I use my bareback SADDLE for trail rides when I don't want to rig my horse up with a big heavy saddle and it still offers that bit of security with the cantle and such. Using a bareback saddle is NOT riding truly bareback despite what the name may portray. Using a pad however, I think is considered bareback.
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post #17 of 53 Old 03-06-2008, 10:31 PM
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Bareback- BARE BACK

Not "notquitebare-back"
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post #18 of 53 Old 03-06-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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EXACTLY!

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post #19 of 53 Old 03-06-2008, 11:45 PM
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I think riding bareback with a pad is the same as without. It just gives some more cushion to the ride (unless the pad has a strap). On some horses it REALLY hurts to ride bareback, and I totally understand when riders use a pad.
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post #20 of 53 Old 03-07-2008, 08:42 AM
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I learned to ride bareback. I rode my first year bareback with just a chain lead and a halter on a un-broke pony. So needless to say I have pretty good balance. But I have ridden with a bareback pad before. Just because you don't have a saddle on doesn't mean your riding bareback.

Bareback- Meaning there is nothing on the horses back but, your butt

I think everyone who rides should learn to ride bareback. Its great for balance and really helps you connect with your horse. When I get a horse to train, I usually break it by riding bareback first. It helps me understand how the horse thinks and moves.
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