My daughter loves it when there is a bareback equitation class on the schedule. She has a good seat without using hairspray but hey, why not, if it helps someone go for it -- I don't know how much it really would work to help them win but personally, I don't see it as cheating but maybe on the dollar bill under the tush it would be unfair. My problem with bareback classes is my daughter's tush is ugly afterwards. We now, change into another pair of breeches or jeans depending if it's western or english bareback (yes, we've been to shows where they specify which clothing they want the riders to wear). And we've been at shows where they don't allow the slow jogs either so that's where the hairspray would be helpful. Myself, I can't stay on a horse without a saddle that has a good oh sh** handle. I like to just walk.