Naked Horse NovemberšŸ¤­

I went all in on the ā€˜No Stirrups Novemberā€™ theme with Willow and decided to to do No Saddle Novemberā€¦which turned into ā€˜Naked Horse Novemberā€™.

Let me explain. I started by committing to ride Willow bareback the entire month. She has been ridden bareback before, but it had been awhile.

Iā€™ve been working on riding her bridleless, so during my first few bareback rides I notice she was overly sensitive. I committed to simply riding her bareback for the first half of the month to give her a chance to adjust.

NOTICE: I gave myself restrictions. I didnā€™t say ā€˜as soon as she relaxesā€™, I actually wanted her to go beyond thatā€¦and I didnā€™t want to question myself every ride. So I decided to reevaluate after 10-12 more rides.

Yesterday I reevaluated and based on what Iā€™ve been observing I decided to do Willows first bareback and bridleless ride. No neck rope, nothing, except horse and rider.
It was a 20 minute ride in total. Twelve minutes warming up with the bridle on but the reins loose, then I pulled the bridle off. Iā€™ve edited that eight minutes down to a highlight reel for you.

This little horse šŸ„°

 

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