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    10-05-2007, 11:13 AM
  #11
Started
I'm glad you liked it! Riding bareback is fun. I've race Boo bareback. It was amazing!!! The only thing I hate is that Blu is still underweight so he is BONY! Plus, he has really high withers. Ouch. Anyways, good job! Way to go at it!
     
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    10-29-2007, 01:43 PM
  #12
Foal
It's great to aspire to do anything you can in a saddle bareback as well. You'll be pleased with how much learning to ride bareback will improve your riding in a saddle. It's all about balance when you're bareback ... and good strong inner thighs. A few thoughts...

1. It's probably not a good idea to grip with your knees as it can create bad habits for when you are in the saddle. You should grip the same with and without your tack: down the inside of your thigh and calf. It will be more effective in the long run once you build up those muscles. I second the poster who said to keep your heels down. And keep a bend in your knee and use the same leg position as you would with a saddle.

2. Transitions are the most difficult thing to ride bareback. Cantering itself isn't all that difficult bareback, but any crazy trot steps as you move up to canter (or back down) can be very unsettling. I'd definitely recommend grabbing a little bit of mane with one hand during the transition.

3. Enjoy the closeness with your horse! You can feel every muscle as it moves, the warmth, the heartbeat... you can't beat that!
     
    10-30-2007, 12:20 AM
  #13
Showing
Ahh I loveee to ride bareback!! To tell you the truth it's soo good for balance & it really is a workout!!
I love it.
Anyway, yeah you have to have a nice good balance to stay on. It takes time though!! ;) Just have a good seat & keep your legs nice & long. :)
I also jump bareback sometimes, it's fun!!
I can also post bareback (hey it's not all easy though, haha!) & stuff, it's pretty fun.
Riding bareback in the rain is the best thoughh!!
     

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