Probably this has been discussed in a myriad of other threads, but I havenÂ´t found the answers I was looking for yet...
Since I sat (albeit very, very shortly
) on Mucki now, I started to ponder all the ways I could start to explore riding with him. IÂ´m hesitant to buy a saddle due to his age, although I guess thereÂ´s no getting around it. I will need stirrups for the faster gaits to stand up, wonÂ´t I?
Anyway for the very start I was wondering whether riding bareback will be best, or if I should buy a bareback-pad like this one
. IÂ´ve tried it on a horse of a friend of mine and it was quite comfortable. The question remains, whatÂ´s better for Mucki? Pad, or bareback? Or should I better start with a proper saddle anyway?