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    08-16-2010, 01:41 AM
Talking It's been a LONG time!

Well, I did something today that I haven't done since the 70's. I rode my boy bareback, in shorts & no shoes. I know it's not the smartest thing i've ever done, but it sure was fun! I guess I just wanted to make sure I could still do it. Back in my younger days that's the only way I rode, injun style! I use to be able to run up behind my Appy mare & jump up on her from behind. I also could run barrels on her bareback! Now, I feel like if my boy just turned sharp I would eat dirt! I wonder if I rode bareback more often if I would get my balance back?
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    08-16-2010, 01:48 AM
Awesome! Doesn't it feel good to just hop on bareback and play? I think we all need it some times.

The more you ride bareback or stirrupless, the more your balance and seat will benefit. Be safe.
    08-16-2010, 02:15 AM
Ya I jus rode this horse bareback this weekend for the first time in years and I was so sore I could hardly walk but I know how to stay on when loping I just hold my knees in tighter to keep balance now I never said I knew how to stay on while trotting. Which I don't at all.. But best way to learn balance again is to hold on with your legs and put your strenghth in your upper body
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    08-16-2010, 10:05 AM
Put all your weight in your heels, as you would with stirrups. That's what I do when I ride bareback. Heels down, toes up. Works like a charm.
    08-16-2010, 07:32 PM
Thanx for the replies & tips guys. Yah I totally prefer riding bareback, i'm just not as brave as I use to be!
    08-29-2010, 10:31 AM
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That's awesome! Every once in a while I have to tell my mom she has to ride bareback some.
I love bareback, I usually ride tens bareback and bridless, it is so much fun!
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