Join the conversation! Login or register to ask your question or help a fellow rider.
Call us 24/7 - 1-800-461-8898

Reply To: riding bareback. . . any reason not to?

TBxQH TBxQH
Topics Started: 2Replies Posted: 8

Just keep an eye on the sensitivity of his back. I know this topic is very controversial because “the Indians did it” and so forth, but if your horse has a solid topline and you’re curdious of not bouncing around on him and keeping your seat quiet you shouldn’t do him any harm. Just keep in the back of your mind the position of your seat bones and where you’re placing them. When it boils down to it, the surface area of our seat bones is much smaller than the panels on our saddles, so it IS possible to cause discomfort but every once in a while for fun isn’t going to cause harm.

"I thought I knew how to ride, then I took dressage lessons."

Healthy Horses  ❤  Happy Riders