Reply To: Bareback Mounting

ottbrider ottbrider
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Well, it’s really bad for their backs. When you sit bareback, you’re right ontop of their spine and all your weight is on one point of their back. A saddle is built to (1) sit on either side of the spine, not directly ontop and (2) spread out the weight on their back so it’s not directly on one point for long periods of time. Short rides (30 minutes or less) from point a to point b tend to be ok, but long periods of time (hours) are damaging and can cause back soreness.

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