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post #31 of 60 Old 09-02-2013, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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I certainly hope no one thinks you are accusing them of sloppy riding...Otherwise the forums would be up in flames by now, LOL
That's why I put the disclaimer lol, didn't want anyone assuming!
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post #32 of 60 Old 09-02-2013, 01:47 PM
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Who's to say that Tammy Fischer doesn't see that picture and hate her leg position? I noticed that too in the photos but you aren't going to have perfect body posturing every single time. The picture is only showing us a split second portion of the run. We don't know what happened right before the turn or right after it. Maybe her horse slipped and threw her forward; we don't know.

Anyone who says they make a perfect barrel run 100% of the time with perfect body position 100% of the time is fooling themselves. Things happen FAST in a barrel run. You have to make split second decisions. Yes, mistakes are going to be made. Hopefully one tries to learn from those mistakes, but SH is right: Your run doesn't have to be picture perfect the whole way through. Just get yourself and your horse through FAST! Just ride.

I think the rubber bands are personal preference just like what sort of leg protection you have on your horses legs, or what barrel reins you like the feel of, etc. Just like a tie down shouldn't be used for the wrong reasons, neither should rubber bands.
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Every time I get on for a run I think of how much some people on here would hate me...No helmet, Legacy boots, tiedown, AND bands? *gasp*

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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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I'm on the fence about it. I've banded my feet in before to run and see no big deal with it. Typically I don't band and I rarely lose a stirrup while running, if I do it doesn't bother me really. As someone that's had my horse fall with me and land on my leg, even small rubber bands I'm not sure would break in that instance. Nice smooth fall while turning the barrel, we just laid down. I say use them if your comfortable with them but never rely on them as a crutch, or ever use thick bands.
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I have never banded by feet in, but I see it all the time, and have nothing against it. To be honest, I have thought about it in the past but always forget to try it.

Every now and again, Like once in 3-4 competitions (and I run 5-6 events per competition), I'll lose a stirrup. Typically during a pole pattern. Not necessarily on barrels.

Two seasons ago, I lost my stirrup A LOT. Didn't think anything of it. I had stopped competing for a few years. Thought it was bad balance etc. But after purchasing a new saddle, a very RARELY losing a stirrup, I knew it was the saddle. I felt so much more sercue in the new one (newer style barrel saddle) and was quite impressed.

My mom as well would lose a stirrup ALL THE TIME. It didn't matter which one. (Hers I can account towards balance issues for most of the time) But she also purchased a new saddle, and new stirrups, and now she too will VERY RARELY lose a stirrup during runs.

Saddle fit for YOU is definitely something to consider.
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If an adult wishes to band themselves in, tie themselves in, that is their choice.
I don't believe it is beneficial for a child that is learning. I don't care how pushbutton the horse is, it does not properly teach.
SO I agree with most of the replys on this subject.
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As far as riding in the "home" position in the stirrup, it's what oxbow stirrups were made for. Although those are not oxbows in the picture but not impossible to ride in, and there is a reason why saddle bronc riders use them ;)

Running barrels and banding feet- I have ran in my cowboy saddle with 5" bells and haven't lost one on one horse but did on another, different running style like mentioned before can make a difference, IMO.
I have also done it in a saddle that was new and the stirrups weren't broken in yet. Like pictured, thin long rubber bands so they do break. Also I know how to roll over and get my foot out of a stirrup in the event of a wreck and my foot hangs.
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post #38 of 60 Old 09-03-2013, 12:36 PM
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Personally, if I can't run a barrel pattern without stirrups, I need to go back and get a better seat
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Theres no way you can run my guys without sturrips. None. Lol.

I have a decent seat and im telling ya.


If I spend 100 entering up at a rodeo...250 in deisel....youre dang right ill band my feet. Why take the risk? Youll lose time even if you don't fall off or lose your balance.

Its a timed event.
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I wonder how many people on here would walk up to Tammy Fischer...Brittany Pozzi or Sherry Cervi and give them a workup on their leg position and how it should be....then hop on NFR qualifying horses and do it better.

NO ONE is perfect 100% of the time.

Besides a pic captures a split second frame
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You need to do things, IMHO.
(1) properly adjust the stirrups so that they are short enough to keep his feet in them
(2) evaluate whether this student is REALLY interested in learning how to control a horse's movements.
I don't think he's ready to handle an animal moving underneath him. He sounds too timid for horsemanship. I'm not sure that handicapped riding involves rubber-banding the rider's feet to the stirrups. Rather, they are loosely harnessed and two helpers, one walking on each side of the horse, carefully monitor so that the handicapped rider doesn't lose balance and take a fall.
Riding is physical exercise and should be taught to give the student a real workout. I taught by having students stretch on the horse, stand in the stirrups, drop the stirrups and balance, and my better students rode w-t-c around the world. If they stayed with my lessons they didn't lose their stirrups.
Having trouble understanding how these lessons are being conducted. If they are basic lessons, then act like a lead line class but still teach weight in the stirrups and correct basic position, which is the stirrup iron or western wooden/metal rests just below the rider's ankle when the leg is hanging. Shorter for jumping, longer for Dressage and maybe Equitation.
EVERY rider needs to learn to relax and sit deep if a stirrup is dropped.

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