Horse Inspiration: Isabell Werth and Satchmo Ride Bareback for Fun

Makes me smile to see that even Olympic riders–arguably some of the most polished and professional riders out there–still like to hop on bareback and have fun with their horses!

My own foray into dressage began exactly like this–riding bareback in a halter on an older dressage “schoolmaster” and simply enjoying the privilege of riding such a trained horse.

It’s also nice to see in this video an older dressage horse who is sound in his body. Clearly this upper level competitor has been well cared for and retired from competition before a point of breaking. Kuddos to everyone who looks out for their older equine friends and rides just for the fun of it!

* Please note I believe that all riders, even Olympic riders on highly trained horses, ought to wear an approved safety helmet. *

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