Soo.. I don't have a barrel saddle, so I run barrels in my lovely Team Roping saddle. The thing I find that I lose my stirrups quite often. The last rodeo I ran at, I lost my first stirrup between first and second when my horse spooked at the harrow marks and then lost the other one coming out of second. I try to keep my weight in them, but I guess I can't all the time, and it's not like I'm all over the saddle cause I can barrel race bareback and clock a 23 second run.
Should I be shortening my stirrups a hole or two?