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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I have not ridden Honey bareback yet. But after being inspired by Tuffybird I thought what am I waiting for! Because it has been a long time, before this year that I have ridden, I know that I have to work on getting my "seat" back. What better way than bareback!!!!

So I got out my Parelli bareback pad. I love that pad!!! The reason? It is suede and your butt sits on it like glue. Just AWESOME!!! Doesn't Honey look so pretty with it on? I think she does, of course I am a bit biased. LOL

Wow! The first 5 mins. of riding was so strange. I was wondering how I ever did it before! Was my balance ever off!!! But then it got a lot better. I am sure that I will feel it in my legs tomorrow. Good excuse to ride again. But anyways, I had to take a picture to prove that I was up there.

I really think that if I ride like this more often, I will become a lot better rider for my sweet girl. By the way, this is the first time that she has had anybody on her with just a bareback pad on. So I think that she did awesome. The funny thing is that we have these big tractor tires in the arena that we feed the horses in when they are in there. I had to get a little step stool to climb onto the tire, to climb on her. She kept going over by the tire that I used to get on her, and she would stop, like are we done yet?
So I had a lot of fun doing this and I just had to share. Hoping that someday that I will be the best horsewoman that I can be for a horse that deserves to have me be at my best. Here is another pic. of the view up there.

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    since it has been a long time since the orginal post. how does it feel now? I LOVE RIDING BAREBACK, i use one. I love it. Downside, i have been riding bareback so long, it now hurt a lot of muscle to use a saddle. need to fix this ...
    horse would rather be ridden bare back EVERYTIME emoticon
    3234 days ago
    I just loved this blog - sorry I didn't see it sooner - yup I'm a bit late here - but I love to ride bare back too - it is the only way to ride! well when I even get to ride lately - thanks for sharing - she is a real beauty!
    3241 days ago
    YOU ARE THAT HORSE WOMAN! You empathise with your little girl and she with you. I have never seen a bare back pad before, here bare back is bare back! (actually I lie, i think something similar is used on donkeys here) What ever! I think it's a fantastic idea. I haven't had a lot to do with western saddles but have a feeling they are a lot heaver than the ones I'm used to? And you have something to grab in the pommel area! Looks to me like it's ideal for both of you. Give Honey a great big hug from me. emoticon
    3307 days ago
    Sorry I missed this earlier...
    this is such good news!!!!

    I am really impressed.
    You & Honey both did awesome!!
    So funny how she kept going over by the tire for you.
    I always get such a kick out of how they are always busy thinking, aren't they?
    I think if they could talk, they would.

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    3320 days ago
    I sure did love this blog! Thanks for sharing it, and telling about Honey! I am back from vacation and glad to read your blog! emoticon emoticon
    3324 days ago
    Beautiful !!!!
    hope you will go back for more soon !
    and I agree- those pads are great !!
    3326 days ago
    Wonderful! Loved the pictures!
    3329 days ago
    QUITE the accomplishment. You are so brave. And Honey is so SWEET!
    3330 days ago
    Wow! Fantastic job! What a wonderful feeling that must have been. So happy for you!
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    3330 days ago
    So proud of you as always honey looks as sweet as her name beautiful kind sweet,you both should be very proud of each other
    3331 days ago
    3331 days ago
    Great job! I love to see people blog about their horses, and see pictures of them! You and Honey came a long way in getting acquainted and gaining confidence today!
    emoticon on riding bareback. Like someone else said, I used to ride that way a lot when I was a teenager, but now, stick with a saddle.......
    emoticon Honey is so beautiful!
    3331 days ago
    OMG that is awesome!!! that is the only way I ride - bareback - just a bareback pad - ours aren't as nice as yours but work well - that last picture is my favorite - she is giving you that look like come on now what are you doing - love it! makes me miss riding all the more - I keep saying we will ride but without a riding partner and horses that won't go out alone it sure does make it hard to ride anywhere but in our own yard - but I do what I can as long as they are happy. thanks for sharing it sure made me smile!
    3331 days ago
    I used to ride bareback ALL the time as a kid. I hate getting all tacked up to ride. I haven't ridden bareback much as an adult, because it seems all I ride are youngsters. I just started riding my 4 yr old bareback (he wasn't broke to ride until 3) He's got the temperament that I can ride bareback. Looks like Honey didn't mind either. Boy, the first time I rode bareback this year, I sure felt perched, but things have gotten better. Congrats on your bareback ride, sounds like things were "uneventful" which is exciting in itself :-)
    3331 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It sounds like you and Honey both did a great job! I always enjoyed bareback because I could 'feel' the horse so much better and I think it's easier for the horse to feel the cues too. You're right - the balance comes back quickly. I'm glad you had fun.

    And I love Honey's head shot. She's a little beauty.
    3331 days ago

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