12 Riders Naturally Riding Bareback Connecting with Their Mounts

Posted by Paige Cerulli
Alycia Burton

If you love freedom, being carefree, and connecting with your horse, then you're sure to love these twelve pictures of riders riding bareback.

Riding bareback is a great way to check in on your balance, to feel free on your horse's back, and to feel a close connection with your horse. Bareback rides without saddles mean that you can closely feel your horse's muscles move as he travels forward.

When you're without a saddle, you need to use more of your own strength and balance to stay in place - you'll find that you quickly tire riding bareback if you're not used to it.

If you love riding bareback, then be sure to check out these twelve beautiful photos of bareback riders.

A Bareback Sunset Ride

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sunflowerandsearchinghearts.tumblr.com

A Good Old Bareback Gallop

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equestrianbitch.tumblr.com

A Quiet Pause

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olympicumequitomsomnia.tumblr.com

Bareback Swimming

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Alycia Burton

Bareback Summer Ride

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ispyhorsecam.com

A Nice Beach Ride

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25.media.tumblr.com

A Quiet Moment

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Felicia Wheeler/Low Country Horse

Pure Freedom

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bellaragazza-belcuore.tumblr.com

Friends Riding Bareback

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Pinterest.com

Bareback Detail

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prettylily101.tumblr.com

Bareback Jumping

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Pinterest.com

For the Truly Brave...Bareback Puissance

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animaltalk.us

Are you inspired to go for a bareback ride? We want you to stay safe, so please, wear a helmet when you ride bareback. While a bareback ride might feel more casual than your normal schooling, it's still so important to keep yourself safe in case you fall.

There are many benefits to riding bareback. First of all, it's enjoyable, but it also helps to improve your seat, your ability to move with your horse, and your strength. Bareback riding is also a great way to develop your balance, and it can give you a better sense of how your horse's back moves beneath you.

Experiment a bit while you ride bareback and see how you can communicate with your horse by using just your seat bones. Have fun!

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12 Riders Naturally Riding Bareback Connecting with Their Mounts