Jessie C asked in PetsHorses · 8 months ago

Due to too many lawsuits, is taking bareback riding lessons if you don't own a horse illegal or do people just don't do it anymore?

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  • 8 months ago
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    Bareback horse riding lessons are not illegal!

    Individual stables may not offer them, or may offer them only after the student is proficient with a saddled horse, but there's no law against it.

    The question is, why don't they offer it?

    The student is more likely to be injured bareback than with a saddle. Law suits, as you say, are part of this.

    Therefore, stable insurance policies may not cover it, and thus the stable cannot offer it.

    Therefore, stables may feel it is too great a risk a risk to the student and/or to the stable (liability for injury).

    But it's not illegal at all.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Bareback riding/lessons is perfectly legal.

    When we first started, our teacher had us ride with a bareback pad and rope halter.  We were only given saddles after we developed our seats and we were only given bridles after we had developed soft hands. 

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  • Joe
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    8 months ago

    I doubt that lawsuits have anything to do with it.

    There's little need for bareback riding in any of the competitive disciplines that most riding instruction target.

    And it requires too much strength and balance for the casual rider.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    there you go.........................

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