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How do you fix the stirrups for an english saddle?

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    01-19-2009, 01:44 PM
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How do you fix the stirrups for an english saddle?

I was wondering how exactly you're supposed to set the stirrups for an english saddle... I'm a western rider, but I have an english saddle and want to ride in it, but I'm not sure how to fix the stirrups to the correct length...

In western saddles, I know you use your 'bird finger' and put it at the point of the top of the stirrup and putt the stirrup down to yor armpit and set it there, but that doesn't work on a english saddle because the stirrups start so much higher up than they do in a western saddle...

Please help!
     
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    01-19-2009, 01:49 PM
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Yearling
Thats what ya do english too and just see what feels comfy, they should be shorter than western stirrups
     
    01-19-2009, 02:01 PM
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Oh, ok... I wasn't sure.

Is it ok to lengthen the english saddles stirrups a little more than they're supposed to be, because I've ridden with the stirrups fixed correctly (now that I know how to fix then, that's how I've been fixing them)... and it hurts my knee and ankles extremelybadly to the point where I can't support my own weight when I get off the saddle with the stirrups fixed right.
     
    01-19-2009, 02:05 PM
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Another good way to tell if they are the right lenght is to take your feet out of the stirrups, and they should hit the bump on you ankle.

And if it's uncomftorable, you can certainly lenghten them
     
    01-19-2009, 02:05 PM
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Yearling
Comfort and security is the important thing. As long as they're not so long that your leg is shifted all out of place, it's fine, and you can gradually condition your legs until you can cope with the short stirrups needed for things like jumping.
     
    01-19-2009, 02:11 PM
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Ah, ok...

Yeah, I may need to ride with a slightly longer stirrup, as I have nerve damage in one of my ankles and tendonitis in both my knees... i'll put the stirrups where they're comfy for me and slowly go up one notch at a time until they're where they;re supposed to be.
     

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