How to Correctly Tie Bareback Saddle Pads

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Riding bareback can be good way to reconnect with your house, although it can be slightly uncomfortable. Knowing how to tie a bareback pad on correctly before your ride can make the outing more enjoyable for you and your equine companion.

Catch your horse, using the halter and lead. Slide the halter on over the animal's nose, buckling the crown piece behind the ears. Clip the lead rope onto the ring under your horse's chin and lead the animal to your grooming area.

Tie your horse securely to the grooming post. Use a quick-release knot in case the animal becomes frightened and pulls back. Groom the horse.

Set the bareback pad gently on your horse's back, directly behind the withers. The pad is designed to provide you and your horse with a more comfortable ride, and centering it on the animal's back mimics the most natural position of the rider. If your horse has extremely tall or pronounced withers, you can slide the bareback pad back a little to prevent discomfort.

Place the cinch strap down under your horse’s chest and pull it tightly around to the other side, buckling it securely to prevent the bareback pad from slipping. Tighten the pad slowly to prevent your horse from becoming nervous. Your horse will naturally suck in air as you tighten the cinch, so walk the animal a little and tighten the bareback pad again before mounting.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check the bareback pad carefully for hay or other foreign objects before putting it on your horse. Even the smallest sticker can irritate your horse and cause him to act out in pain.
  • Proper grooming is important before every ride. Removing dirt and debris from your horse's coat, mane and tail will make the animal more comfortable and more pleasant to ride.
  • Don't use a bareback pad that is too small for your horse. The cinch needs to wrap completely under the animal's chest and buckle securely to prevent you from falling off while riding. Tack that is too small will chafe and rub the horse, causing the animal pain and discomfort during your ride.

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