We have a friend who rides on a sheepskin when he does bareback, instead of a bareback pad. Looked like fun and much less fuss than the pad, besides neither of my horses really like their bareback pad because of the silly 'fishing line' stitching on the cinch buckles. So yesterday, Bill and I tried out some pieces of sheepskin we had left from our motorcycle days. It's great! I loved the feel and even the look.