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

Leslie Leslie
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I also find my horse goes better bareback even though my saddle is professionally fitted as well, so I do a lot of bareback riding & we both enjoy it. Like TBxQH said riding bareback your weight is more concentrated in a smaller area so it is possible to cause discomfort over time, so just keep that in mind. If he starts to not go as well then I would give him a break.

I still ride in a saddle about half the time because I want him to be able to do both, and he needs to learn to do what he can do bareback in a saddle too – I can’t show in a bareback pad :) I find bareback a good training tool and since it’s easier for him it’s easier for me to get him to work correctly & build up the right muscles.

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