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        12-27-2012, 09:22 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by Breezy2011    
    The reason I have a horse before a saddle, is that my horse is only 2 and won't be needing a saddle for a while.
    Hang on.....you have claimed in other threads to have done all this other 'stuff' and to have horses 'boarded' somewhere....and in another thread you said:


    I ride western too, but I am experienced and know how to handle a green broke horse.

    Read more: http://www.horseforum.com/western-riding/help-loping-
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    YET YOU DON'T OWN A SADDLE?
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        12-27-2012, 09:31 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    You could probably take the money you're spending on several blankets, coat supplements, and coat shampoo and buy a little used saddle instead. Seems like the better priority to me.
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        12-27-2012, 11:01 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    I wondering when breezy will get a kick in the rear, because this bareback starting crap is dangerous.
         
        12-27-2012, 11:34 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
    All of you bareback breakers better be taking video. It would be great entertainment!

    Seriously, get a saddle. Why you have a horse before a saddle, I don't know.
    Why are some people on here so rude?
    I trained my mare who is going to be 11 and rode her for 3yrs. With a bareback pad.....yes they had stirrups. I never had a accident with it and I also rode her bareback.
    I also trained my soon to be gelding with a bareback pad and never had a problem.
    I am now training my soon to be 4yr. Gelding with a bareback pad/halter (the same way I did my other two) and also with a saddle/bridle.
    Maybe it would be great entertainment to see some of you ride....
         
        12-27-2012, 11:46 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I try to er on the side of sensible, not rude. I'm glad it worked out well for you though.

    Personally, I have way too much to get done to always wear a bareback pad. My horses really don't appreciate my scrawny butt digging into one point on their back while I'm trying to get them to collect up through their topline. I also need to be ready for anything when I'm riding; bucking, rearing, bolting. These are young horses we're talking about. 2 year olds. They make mistakes, and if I can't stay on to correct them, those mistakes turn into vices.

    It doesn't make me less of a rider. I still win bareback horsemanship at pinto shows. I can ride bareback, I choose not to. It's for fun. I usually don't find it productive. And if she wants to train her horse to be a barrel horse, she's going to need a saddle eventually.
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        12-27-2012, 11:51 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I am just super curious...how may hands is the little guy? I am just wondering b/c of the two little chubby darlings in your avatar. Someone suggested a saddle pad ^^^, that is not sound advice. If forced to choose, I would take bareback over a pad. But, best to just start them wearing a saddle, w the goal of eventually getting on.


    Surely you can borrow a saddle until you can find the perfect fit for your horse and wallet? Many people are saddle poor (I know, I am one of them) and may have one that fits they will lend to you.
         
        12-28-2012, 12:05 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Red face

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
    I try to er on the side of sensible, not rude. I'm glad it worked out well for you though.

    Personally, I have way too much to get done to always wear a bareback pad. My horses really don't appreciate my scrawny butt digging into one point on their back while I'm trying to get them to collect up through their topline. I also need to be ready for anything when I'm riding; bucking, rearing, bolting. These are young horses we're talking about. 2 year olds. They make mistakes, and if I can't stay on to correct them, those mistakes turn into vices.

    It doesn't make me less of a rider. I still win bareback horsemanship at pinto shows. I can ride bareback, I choose not to. It's for fun. I usually don't find it productive. And if she wants to train her horse to be a barrel horse, she's going to need a saddle eventually.
    Being on the sensible side is one thing but I have noticed on this forum that there are a few that are the same ones that are down right rude to people.

    My mare was 3 when I got her with 30 days of riding on her, she was scared of everything! I worked very hard with her in the round pen for months gaining her trust and me learning to trust her. When I first started riding her out she would spin but she always stopped when I asked, yes I was using the bareback pad.....maybe I have good balance but I never once fell off of her. In fact the two times I have fallen off of her have been since I started using a saddle.

    Everyone has an opinion but it's nice to give advice nicely to the person asking for advice. Not everyone agrees but give your opinion nicely is all I am saying.....I joined this not too long ago and I have noticed that some people are really rude/ignorant to others as though they are the only ones with an opinion.....sorry I came down on you, it isn't you but the way I have seen others give their opinions where it does come off as they are the only ones with the right answers.

    I'm sure you are a good rider, most who own horses work to be good riders, yes she will need a saddle eventually but there is nothing wrong with working with a horse bareback or with a bareback pad.....sorry I got all defensive to you about your reply.....
         
        12-28-2012, 12:10 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Look, they can do whatever they want. I have no control over that. But I could not live with myself if I said "Oh yeah! Break your horse bareback! It'll totally work out!" because I don't want to be responsible for if/when something goes wrong. If nothing goes wrong, great. But I wouldn't recommend a football player to play a game without his equipment, I would not recommend a horseback rider to work with horses without theirs.
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