I rode bareback last night!
Now I know some of you ride bareback all of the time and it isnt a big deal... however I have never ridden April bareback before and it has been 3-4 years since I have ridden a horse bareback.
I started out riding with no irons (trying to improve my posting) and then some thought came over me "maybe I should try bareback". I was a little nervous that April wouldnt stand to let me mount... but she was great! We walked for awhile and then I picked up the trot. I got about four strides in at the lope and decided that neither of us are ready for that. April has a bunch of muscle up front and it was cool to feel it moving. My other mares (in which I have since sold) werent filled out as well when I used to ride them bareback.
I guess this excites me so much because April and I have had a love hate relationship (we just had a hard time clicking) over the last five years. I didnt sell her because I know she has the potential. Early summer of this year I was ready to throw the towel and my mom bought me a riding lesson for my birthday and great things have happened from those two hours. Now I have something to work on this winter and will hopefully we will be a new and improved team come next show season!!!! :-)
That's exciting! I wanna ride bareback now with all this talk about it! Lol.
oh man, I know how those 'love, hate' relationships go! Me and my gelding were going through the same thing! Only, I founf out it was the 'trainer' I picked problem. I'm glad you found a solution and hope all is well! I wanted to sell my boy a few times too, but I know we can work it out.
I rode bareback for the first time as well a little while back :)
Awesome feeling, you should try jumping.
Thats exciting! well done
I cantered bareback yesterday afternoon for the first time in forever. Jumping... maybe I'll wait a bit lol
thanks everyone :)
We wont be jumping bareback anytime soon- I dont feel like eating dirt for supper :P
COngrats! :) best type of riding, i think :) i galloped my friend's arab bareback ;) it was soooo much fun. :) Jumping bareback?? Scary... :)
I rode again today and loped around... April did sooo well. That horse just keeps amazing me more and more everyday!
Oooh congrats! Its so fun bareback. Have you tried swimming bareback? We have a course that we have to swim across the chanel jump out then gallop down a strip and jump over a log its so fun!! You feel like flying =D
Riding bareback is the most amazing feeling...I ride my Arab mare bareback every chance I get(which is not as often as I would like) and I can almost feel what she is going to do. When I have a student having trouble connecting and communicating I have them try bareback.
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