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Learn to Ride Bareback

By January 30, 2013

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riding a horse barebackHow many of you learned to ride bareback when you were young because you didn't have a saddle? Either you couldn't afford one, or no one thought you needed one.

I was one of those kids and early photos of my riding career show me riding my pony without saddle, helmet or even shoes! We're much more safety conscious now. But riding without a saddle is still a great way to develop a secure seat.Learn to Ride Bareback tells you how to get started and provides some tips for avoiding bad habits.

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July 15, 2009 at 8:11 am
(1) Krista says:

Last summer I rode bareback the whole summer. My (full sized) pony was old and my saddle was a big heavy stock saddle. I had grown up riding bareback so it was no big deal. We cantered down trails and even jumped the logs all bareback. It does wonders for your seat and confidence. I can’t wait untill my new horse isn’t so green and I can ride bareback again!

July 15, 2009 at 11:00 am
(2) Dee says:

Bareback is the best!!!!!!!!!! I have a younger, green horse who still uses a saddle–but my older mare I have ridden bareback for many years. I feel so free and am actually more secure withOUT a saddle. Truly the way to go!!!

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