Horse Training for Equestrian Games : How to Ride Bareback
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Horse Training for Equestrian Games : How to Ride Bareback

August 11, 2019


To ride bareback, you’re going to take your
saddle off, you still have the bridle on. Everything else will still be the same, you
still have all your protective riding clothes on. And you want to make sure first of all
that you’re at a point in your riding where you’re going to feel pretty strong and balanced
riding without the saddle definitely takes a little more balance and leg strength and
you want to make sure you’re on a horse you feel very comfortable on. So to begin with
we’ll just lock on. You’ll probably notice that really long leg. You want to let your
leg go as long as it can. Its important to keep your legs long and wrapped around the
horse for your balance. Its also important especially in your downward transitions to
stay stretching up tall, leaning back. Downward transitions can be the hardest thing when
you’re riding bareback just because they can be jarring and you end up leaning forward,
you can easily come off your balance and end up sliding off one way or the other.

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  1. that's ok. you don't have to get all worked up about it. i didn't know what discipline you ride. i ride english equitation and i am just taught to always have my leg on and add contact at the same time =] i don't know you or your horse

  2. yea exactly! i hate it when people see you do something different than they do on a horse they tell you you're doing it wrong! My horse needs a whip when riding bareback or else he will not turn.

  3. I'm not sure I've never notice them speed up, though I do agree with you, but I don't agree with that method because when I do it, my legs get tired and I have to catch myself, so I end up squeezing and quivering and so on straining my leg muscles and my horse sees that as me tensing up constantly, afraid of something, so he thinks he should be afraid too, and that's when things get bad -,-

  4. ermm she sayin still with bridle on you dont have to depending on the horse i always ride bare back in the field and i mean completely bare back, i love the feelin canterin bare back with out saddle or bridle or head collar its amazing feelin

  5. @atojaytrippleseven hey, i thought maybe i could help. I recently trained a 3 yo off the track tb. She is also small, but still strong, and was very frightened. I startd with lots of free lungeing in a round yard, lots of riding in the round yard, buildng her confidence and my own. If she gets out of hand, one rein stop, pull the horse in a tight circle with one rein. In these beginning months it is important you trust each other, and develop a bond πŸ™‚ hope that heelps a little πŸ™‚ PM me

  6. @Basshuntergirl325 i wanted to get that put its kinda not the same because the horses hair is alot more slippery and without the pad you build more leg strenth but its totally ok riding with a bareback pad.

  7. no not the bell boots those asre usually the rubber boots around the bottom of the legs, im talking about the type of wrap on the horses canon bone

  8. wrapping your legs around the horse is harder to stay on during a trott i prefer to lean back and let my legs dangle causing the bouncing on the pelvic region

  9. So it's not my first time riding bareback but the horses first time being ridden with out any one leading him since we rescued him, he's very safe I had my 8 year old cousin on him, is there anything I should know to make it best for him and keep him calm and confident?

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