A Sudden Realization! (Bareback and Bridleless) - Page 9 - The Horse Forum

 180Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #81 of 99 Old 07-05-2013, 06:09 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 8
• Horses: 4
I found bit less bareback very helpful when I brought my horse 10 years ago he was only young but had been very mistreated and was very aggressive if anyone tried to saddle him or ride him one day I got on him without the saddle or bridle and that's when his attitude towards being ridden started to change he went from hating it to loving it became a completely different horse and was no longer aggressive at all. Wasn't a case of saddle fitting he hated having girths done up and they used to his legs up and all sorts of horrible things while saddling him and they were very harsh on the mouth they would yank his mouth constantly so he didn't know what a leg aid was he relied on the bit so I took it away and he started to listen to leg aids.
Northernstar and KylieHuitema like this.
dreamer23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #82 of 99 Old 07-19-2013, 01:22 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,197
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by KylieHuitema View Post
I had a sudden realization tonight. Saddles and bridles get in the way of the communication between a horse and rider. Over the past 3 days, me and Toofine haven't had anything between us, other than a neck rope to guide him. He has picked up on how to walk, trot, canter, collect, sidepass, back and trot diagonally quicker than he did with a saddle and bridle. We have had terrible problems with rushing jumps and getting the right canter leads, but all of that was fixed when the saddle and bridle was removed. He did FLYING LEAD CHANGES with ease when it is usually a fight. He calmly jumped, slow and collected. Even when I went to get on him, he trotted up to me, which is a first in all the years I've owned him. This. Is. Amazing. I have FINALLY found an effective way to communicate with him!
Good for you. If you have mastered how to communicate with him with a natural method, then I think its great! Would love to see videos to see how you did.
my2geldings is offline  
post #83 of 99 Old 07-28-2013, 12:32 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
Bareback

Im going to be doing the bare back with rope halter around the corner here, in the corral and mainly for this refine,ent thing, finding a good seat and have better balance. In general for people who ride a lot I have the feeling a good fitting saddle is easier on te horses body tan being ridden bareback. For this reason I won't feel wrong saddling up for trail rides and things
Faylool is offline  
post #84 of 99 Old 07-28-2013, 05:10 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
I rode my big gelding bareback for hours and he preferred that to a saddle. When riding bareback one should pinch the butt cheeks to raise the pelvic bones. Do that for an hour each time and one develops a pretty nice tush.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #85 of 99 Old 07-28-2013, 05:51 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
If I pinch my butt cheeks my horse will speed up! It's how I trained her. It's funny really because a guy was going to show me how to ride bareback and you know guys are cocky sometimes and he got on and gripped her sides and she started out pretty fast so he gripped harder and she speeded up. We were in a corral so he stops her and says he can't ride without gripping.ok so if I have to ask too many times to go my inner thighs hare sore! My Paint does that she has more whoa than go. So I prefer to ride my TWH because she is the more go than whoa. At 60 one more sharp aching muscle is not desirable!

Last edited by Faylool; 07-28-2013 at 05:54 PM.
Faylool is offline  
post #86 of 99 Old 07-28-2013, 08:16 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
Are you pinching your cheeks only or including your thigh muscles? Gotta isolate the cheeks.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #87 of 99 Old 07-28-2013, 11:11 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
I'll try it and see what she does.
Faylool is offline  
post #88 of 99 Old 07-31-2013, 10:26 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,117
• Horses: 1
OP good job, not many people can do that with their horses confidently, I'm glad you had the confidence to give it a try!

Last edited by Ninamebo; 07-31-2013 at 10:31 AM.
Ninamebo is offline  
post #89 of 99 Old 10-11-2013, 03:45 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 50
• Horses: 1
Amazing!
BuildDaBunny is offline  
post #90 of 99 Old 10-14-2013, 09:33 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 150
• Horses: 0
A good fitting saddle and a bit/hackamore/whatever that you like is never a bad thing. And it is entirely possible to be successful with these tools. BUT if going completely nekked works best for your situation, there's nothing wrong with that either. It's nice to have a breakthrough, isn't it?
RhinestoneCowgirl03 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need help riding bareback and bridleless! dressagegirl145 Natural Horsemanship 6 06-03-2013 12:48 PM
Bareback and bridleless! MoodIndigo Natural Horsemanship 15 02-04-2013 06:04 PM
bareback and Bridleless horse1324 Horse Riding Critique 19 09-26-2012 10:54 AM
Bareback and totally bridleless. flicka filly Horse Riding Critique 10 05-23-2012 11:15 PM
Bareback and bridleless horseloverd2 Horse Videos 3 09-20-2011 08:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome