Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bareback!


I got brave last week and tried riding Hannah bareback for the first time. She was great! She stood perfectly for mounting and dismounting.  We kept it walk-trot, and she was completely relaxed the whole ride. 


I used a regular saddle pad for a little bit of cushion, but would like to invest in a fancy bareback pad in the near future. 


It was nice to just hang out and relax with Hannah. She didn't spook or take advantage of my saddle-less position in any way. I think that means our "trust bank" is in the positive. 
:)

14 comments:

  1. woo hoo! The first time I rode Riley bareback I nearly cried, he was so good! I'm so happy things are going great with you and Hannah.

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  2. That's awesome! And I want a cushy bareback pad too.

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  3. Yaaaaaay! So excited for you :)

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  4. I cannot tell you how excited I am to read this post! I am so glad you're bonding with Hannah :D :D

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  5. Love this! You two seem to be really having fun!

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  6. No one likes withers in the crotch! Bareback pad is a yes. Looking cute!

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  7. Looks like fun! It's great that you and Hannah are doing good together.

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  8. Yay I'm happy for you I'm still too weenie to ride bareback on anything over 14hh anymore.

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  9. Awesome! The best friends bareback pad is AMAZING. Super comfy and gripy on the horse. I rode a very bony withered TB in one a few times last year.

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