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MrsSnyder 08-28-2007 01:37 AM

Bare Back!
 
I have been getting more comfortable with Casino every day and today we tried bare back riding in one of the smaller arenas...I have ridden bare back before...but on A LOT smaller horses. Casino is well over 15 hands and I am...well...5'2. Haha.
But it was AWESOME. I love being able to feel every movement . And I tell ya....she is a mover.
Her owner said that she has never ridden her bare back and that no one since she's owned her has either..so I was a bit nervous at first!

What do you guys think about bare back riding?

KANSAS_TWISTER 08-28-2007 04:37 AM

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i remember my first time (hense the pic) apparently i use to crawl on any horses back at that age...lol...i've ridden abby a few times bare back (to lazzy to get the saddle out) and it's fun[/img]

MrsSnyder 08-28-2007 11:04 AM

I had NO fear when I was younger and rode. I was such an animal lover it was like no animal could do wrong in my eyes.
Luckily I was always around well mannered horses =P
i would have had a wake up call!!
Now watching all the kids around the stables, they are the same way! No fear.

I miss those days.

meggymoo 08-28-2007 03:56 PM

I miss those days too. :(

Having loads of confidence, riding anything, jumping anything. My fear (or sense) :lol: seems to have appeared since having kids of my own. I'll love to have even just half of it back again.

I ride my pregnant mare Meg bareback, only because she's getting that much of a table top her saddle wont fit anymore. :roll:
She's quite comfy, tends to make my legs ache though. :lol:

MrsSnyder 08-28-2007 10:02 PM

I was sore to begin with and then I rode bare back and now im just sore in more places...haha. It's going to take a while to be able to ride and not be sore the next morning ^.^

PoptartShop 08-28-2007 11:37 PM

Well my first bareback experience was kinda bad...they put me on a horse that was SUPER bumpy :(
But my horse is very smooth so I love riding her bareback! It's so nice!

KANSAS_TWISTER 08-29-2007 04:35 AM

lol i know how meg feels now...starting to feel like a table top my self

Willow 08-29-2007 11:52 AM

Hubby and I usualy have our saddles in the basement in the winter time. It's much warmer to sit directly on the horses back when it's that cold :wink: ! In summer we do ride with saddles but we also go for longer rides...

Well, there's the odd day when we get the horses in the pasture that I hopp on an run him back to the gate! :lol:

I also belive that riding bareback is the best excercise for a good balance and a good seat!

MrsSnyder 08-30-2007 02:27 AM

For sure good for your balance!! And amazing for your thighs! Haha.
EVERY horse feels so different bare back. Well most every horse feels different in a saddle too ^.^

PoptartShop 08-30-2007 12:25 PM

Yeah it's very good for working on your balance! Most definitely! :)


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