Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. SO TRUE !
I ride bareback, I love it much more than the saddle. You won't get saddle sore (or at least not as bad) You can feel your horses movements before they even do it are one with the horse, you can be as free as them