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    Default Tips When Riding Your Horse Bareback

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    * Never clench your calves to keep balance on your horse, you may only tense up and encourage your horse to go faster.
    * If you need to, hold the mane, but donít lean on your hands. The point of bareback riding is to improve your balance. If youíre leaning youíll never learn.
    * Make sure youíre looking ahead, and try to adapt as close to a normal seat as possible, heels down still applies !

    * Trotting and cantering will be the true test of balance, make sure you relax into each gait gently, give yourself time to adjust.
    * Take time to feel the horse move underneath you. Practise your aids and see just how long it takes your horse to respond.

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    Thanks for great tips. I really like these tips for riding a horse.

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    Yes really great post, and thanks for posting such a lovely post and informative post.

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    Thanks for the post.i hope your tips are useful for me & all when i'm riding a horse.

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    your tips are amazing!!! I wish you well and do hope more and more.

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    Hi..
    thanks for posting useful tips of riding. I really like it. I love to riding on horse.

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    As a man---and I can't say that it's any easier for women---I'm not afraid to admit that riding a horse bareback isn't quite as comfortable as it often looks in the movies. It depends on your horse's
    gait, the size of his withers and your own comfort level, but bareback riding isn't for the faint of heart (or weak of muscle). It requires considerable balance and strength to stay seated on your horse without benefit of a saddle.

    If you've never ridden your horse bareback before, it's a good idea to try it with a friend or trainer on the ground to watch. Some horses become frightened when they are ridden bareback for the first time because they don't understand, so you'll want assistance if the situation turns dangerous.

    Getting On
    Arguably, the most difficult part of riding your horse bareback is deciding how to get on. My daughter can swing herself onto her horse with just a handful of mane and she makes it look easy, but us older folks need benefit of something more stable. A mounting block is generally too short to give you much leverage, so you might want to try a fence or a picnic table.

    When mounting your horse bareback, it's important that you don't catch his flank or hip with the heel of your boot. Make sure that the thing you're standing on is sufficiently tall to allow your leg to clear his back. You can also have someone on the ground give you a boost, but make sure they are strong enough first.

    Getting Comfortable
    While I know that this isn't exactly a science, riding your horse bareback is a matter of finding the "sweetspot" between his withers and the rise of his back. You don't want to sit too far forward for obvious reasons, but if you scoot too far back, you risk loosing your balance much more easily. When you first walk off, shift around until you find a spot that's comfortable for both you and your horse.

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    NEVER use Pepe or Show Sheen before you hop on bareback!

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    DITTO to that! Jen, I'm getting the idea that both of us know this from a bit of personal experience eh? Hahahar
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    ..... or bathing your horse with alot of heavy shampoos before taking a bareback ride. I did that on my wedding....in a satin dress....I was VERY religious that day! "Lord pleeeeeassse don't let me slide off right in the middle of the isle!!"
    In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. Eleven-hundred pounds of raw muscle, sweat, grace, and power between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster. ~ Quarters & Paints for sale PM Me for info!

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    This is a great post. I haven't ridden a horse bareback yet, but when it's time for me to take it a step forward I'll keep these tips in mind.
    Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on!

    ~Nikolai V. Gogol, Dead Souls, 1842, translated from Russian

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    HAHA AQHA: you MUST post some wedding pics!!!

    Also, white kids can't jump (well this white kid cant!) so train your horse to stand still beside a fence.

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    Here are some more tips for riding your horse bareback and they are, Mounting the Horse Bareback, Correct Seat Position, Finding Your Balance, Trot and Canter/Lope and Outside the Arena or Ring.

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    I read your blog and this is interesting blog. This topic increase my knowledge on this topic.
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