Does this chick have superglue on her breeches?

I can’t imagine jumping a 6′ fence. Jumping a 6′ fence bareback on a mare that is only 15.1 hands? Beyond imagination. But apparently, not beyond the realm of possibility. Check out New Zealand’s Vicki Wilson jumping Showtym Girl at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show, March 19, 2011.

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Equestrian “streaker” in jumping class

Okay, for all of those who enjoyed the bareback Puissance class, take a look at this video! I sure hope this fellow doesn’t want to have children. That ride may have made it a moot point. To watch this video you have to be a member of Facebook. Update: someone who speaks French fluently enough […]

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Horseback riding in shorts?

Judging by the videos I see on YouTube, lots of people ride their horses in shorts during the summer. Okay, it’s an appealing idea and maybe a way to stay cool. But in my experience is so darn uncomfortable! I’ve tried riding with full chaps (too hot and sticky, and if you zip wrong, it’s […]

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No Stirrups on Bareback Pads, Please

Riding bareback is fun, but — at least with my horses — adding a bareback pad makes it a lot more comfortable. The pad cushions the horse’s spine and withers, and often the pad will give you some purchase, especially if you use a pad that is made from suede. Riding bareback is great for […]

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