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1 year ago
I'm looking for someone in my Area to teach me how to ride a horse bareback. Is there anyone out there willing to teach me? Looks like a lot of fun!
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You added a comment on my blog about bareback riding, and it's hidden, why? Please I want to know what you say about bareback riding. Please repost.
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Jim
Honestly riding bareback is probably the worst thing you could do to a horses back. Sitting on a horse bareback does not distribute the riders weight evenly and could cause serious harm to the horses back. I would not recommend this. Instead ride with a properly fitted saddle to the horse. It is better for the horse and safer for the rider.
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You added a comment on my blog about bareback riding, and it's hidden, why? Please I want to know what you say about bareback riding. Please repost.
thanks,

Jim
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Honestly riding bareback is probably the worst thing you could do to a horses back. Sitting on a horse bareback does not distribute the riders weight evenly and could cause serious harm to the horses back. I would not recommend this. Instead ride with a properly fitted saddle to the horse. It is better for the horse and safer for the rider.
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1 year ago
Will you buy me a horse so that I can ride bareback?
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I rode breback as a kid. It is easier for chidren as they are so co-ordinated. I was so dissapointed when I lost the ability as an adult. I am heavier now and my muscles are weaker and my sense of balance is not so great.

Ideally you would want learn on a quiet dependable pony with no naughty tricks or tendecies to make sudden moves. Look for pony with smooth comfortable even gaits, a back that is not too bony, and a height that is resonably easy to gently  jump up on.

My biggest hint is to get a pony with a thick longish mane so you can grab a great handful or two of it if you are feeling insecure, or going up a steep hill.

And lastly,if you feel your horse's coat is too slippery, you can use a bareback pad. But for safety you should  never attach stirrup leathers and stirrups to a bareback pad. Bareback pads are only meant to make your seat more comfortable, and with stirrups you could easlily cause the pad to slip underneath and entangle you.


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bareback is easy.i love riding bareback over riding with a saddle. and all it is is useing your legs and balance thats it

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its not super hard to ride bareback you just need lots of leg strength. i started barebacking before i ever stepped up into a saddle. it teaches how to uses your legs properly and how to sit properly for the best balance
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You should probably learn to ride in a saddle first. :) Then tackle bareback after you have had a few good years of daily riding in a saddle. There is more to it than what meets the eye. Take some lessons from a good hunt seat or western riding instructor. A couple of years at least. Or, get a horse and start riding...the problem with the ladder is you will likely damage the poor horses back learning on him the first year or so.

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Good luck!


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I ride bareback all the time, even in the mountains, just because it helps me feel the movement and action of the horse better to reinforce my balance. Then when I do use a saddle, my riding is much smoother and fluid.
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1 year ago
Thank you for the suggestion about bareback riding. All I need is to find someone who is willing to let me ride with them, because I don't own a horse.
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Get on the horse. After that you will be kept busy just maintaining your balance. That is all you need to ride a horse bareback. Balance.