5 Reasons to ride bareback

Learning Horses Archive on June 14, 2007, 5:00

My lessons with Julie have got me working on my bareback riding. Here are my 5 reasons why you should ride bareback.

1. It takes less time. Bareback means you don't have to put on a saddle, so you can save at least 5 minutes not messing with that bulky thing!

2. It is great for toning your legs. No matter how much and how often you ride, a good bareback session will leave you with what my mom calls 'horse crotch'. I sure feel it the next day, but it is excellent for those inner thighs!

3. It greatly improves balance. Do you feel like you are bracing in your stirrups,