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        11-22-2013, 10:26 AM
      #11
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    I don't use anything, when I ride bareback, I like to be actually bareback - I like to feel the horse.

    I think it is a matter of your opinion, but I have never used one and I don't quite plan to either.
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        11-22-2013, 01:45 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Like many others have said, it's just a matter of preference. Just steer clear from bareback pads with stirrups. (:

    EDIT-I figured I'd throw in there that I ride without a pad when I ride bareback.
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        11-23-2013, 02:41 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by tiffanyodonnell    
    Do you ride English or Western? How long have you been riding?

    You can practice and prepare for bareback by riding without stirrups in a small area with soft footing. It is "No Stirrup November" after all! And riding without stirrups is a great way to improve your seat. You will find that your balance and response to your horse will get better the more you ride without stirrups.

    When you are ready, I recommend a bareback pad for a more secure seat and handle to grip for a beginner. You can find them for a low price new, or find one used for cheap. The only thing you need to be sure to avoid are stirrups on bareback pads. Because there is no tree, a pad will just slip with any pull on either side, so stirrups are super dangerous with pads.
    I ride English and I have been riding for about 3 months. And okay =) Thank you. =D
         
        11-23-2013, 03:00 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Bareback pad here, no stirrups. I started on horses bareback with no pad and it has always been the most comfortable way for me to ride. I've tried western, english, and austrailian saddles-- mind you the australian was AMAZINGLY comfortable. But yeah none of them felt right to me. The only reason I even use the pad is because I simply don't want to get that dirty...lol

    On the note of weight distribution with saddles--- I weigh around 110, my weight makes no real difference on their backs so it isn't something I worry about myself.
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        11-23-2013, 09:08 PM
      #15
    Foal
    It also depends on your body type. I have a boney butt lol, so riding with out a bareback pad on my high withered, boney TB's is so uncomfortable. If you are looking for a cheap bareback pad, Stateline Tack has a few. I bought this one before I finally saved up enough to buy the parelli bareback pad. http://www.statelinetack.com/item/mu...ack-pad/WIM01/
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        11-25-2013, 04:11 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Okay thank you
         
        11-27-2013, 11:40 PM
      #17
    Foal
    My horse doesn't like when I ride completely bareback, he prefers a bareback pad so that's why I use one. Also, it keeps my pants clean ;)
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