If your taste in performance horses runs more towards high powered sport types rather than placid drafters, here is a saddle-free event for you--Bareback Puissance.
It seems as though a Bareback Puissance photo comes across my Facebook feed at least once a week. That's no surprise really. Most of my friends are horse people, and it's hard not to be impressed by anyone who can tackle a six foot (or higher) fence without a saddle.
I have not actually seen Bareback Puissance in person, so all of today's pictures come from Facebook and Google. Here is a link to a really cute story about one Bareback Puissance class.
I do have the right dolls and models for this, but alas, the puissance wall eludes me. Since I do not plan on building one any time soon, I hope someone else will take this idea and run with it. I'd love to see Bareback Puissance on the table at this year's NAN!