Indicative of dedication or apathy? It's a toss up really.) I'd like to pretend all my bareback riding has been because I'm tirelessly working on becoming awesome, but I'm afraid that's a bit of a stretch.
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