Ghost Bareback Pad

Thankfully Christmas had gone by the time I stumbled over these.

Available at various outlets. Each stockist may stock something a bit different. The manufacturer makes these in three colours, brown, black and white and in two sizes. Being available in synthetic or real wool I would hope to find a price difference. I haven’t yet which is a bit disappointing.

You can order the standard or thicker panels depending on your horse. You can have a thigh block and cantle rim, but if you do this you have actually created an Agnello Quevis – it’s cheaper to just order that saddle.

They also have the option to put stirrups on and suggest using a special treeless saddle pad. As I have said previously I don’t recommend anyone does this, get a treeless saddle, it’s got a bit of structure to it. A bareback pad doesn’t girth up as a saddle does, it slips when you mount, it will slip if they spin.

 

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Start The Year With A Fall

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January 3 2016

I managed to part company. I cannot blame the saddle, I didn’t have one. I cannot blame the bareback pad, I didn’t have one of those either. It was good old fashioned gravity verses the modern day lightening speed shy.

I don’t mind taking a tumble because I think it benefits both of us. The horse because they learn that the human flies air amateur and there is a few options available for departure. The horse learns to stay calm and don’t panic if the human turns into an obstacle at their feet. Please dont step on this obstacle it’s not part of the training for Trec.

Then the human benefits because they learn to practice the safe way to fall off, like that goes through your mind doesn’t it 😉 You have the getting back up, getting back on and not blaming the horse. In my case I had the can you line up by the fence again I slid off just then 🙂

So anyone else flown lately? I am trying not to too often.