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Tyler 04-02-2010 10:18 PM

Proper Bareback Posture
What is the correct posture when riding bareback?

Brighteyes 04-02-2010 11:25 PM

Exactly the same as when riding with a saddle. :D

Jillyann 04-02-2010 11:50 PM

Yeah, I wonder this too. I hear like what the above poster said, the same way as in a saddle, then I also hear relax and let your toes touch the ground....??

SilverSpur 04-02-2010 11:54 PM

it does not matter if your in a western, english saddle or no saddle at all. your posture should always be the same.

ridergirl23 04-02-2010 11:55 PM

^ i dont agree with this, because in jumping your position is different from WP.....
but i think as long as your balanced and in the sorta right position you usually ride in.

SilverSpur 04-03-2010 12:27 AM

yes jumping is different. but still your legs should be underneath you, heals down, straight back..ect

ridergirl23 04-03-2010 12:36 AM

^ oh ok i get what your saying, like, all the basics should be the same.

SilverSpur 04-03-2010 12:40 AM

haha yeah, thats what i was trying to get across :-)

PumpkinzMyBaby22 04-03-2010 01:06 AM

ive always heard that you sit forward more, higher on their back but not that you are on the wither

IslandWave 04-03-2010 01:27 AM

I sit normally, except that I do not force my heels down. I just let my toes hang. When I make my feet into the normal riding position with the heels down, I create tension through my body and to me, it's better to be relaxed when riding than the worry about your heels.
I hope that made sense. =P

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