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. Fortunately, Woody has always been a fan regardless of my motivations.
Your butt shouldn't come out of the saddle. Even tho there is a lot of power pushing you up and out it should never come out but happens to a lot or racers.
My impossible dream? To show jump in the Olympics. To have the most amazing horse in the history of ever.