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  • Is riding with one stirrup good for balance
  • How to ride standing in one stirrup

 
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    10-13-2008, 12:50 AM
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riding with one stirrup?

Someone posted on here something about riding with only one stirrup. Has anyone tried this? Does it help improve muscling for completely stirrup less? Or does it make you off-balanced?
     
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    10-13-2008, 06:12 AM
  #2
Weanling
Hmmm I don't know that I'd suggest it. It would put you off balance. I think that if someone wanted to practice no stirrup work, they'd do this with both stirrups off lol. I haven't heard of anyone doing this before and I don't really know why anyone would try it I'd just go no stirrups but perhaps that's just me...
     
    10-13-2008, 11:05 AM
  #3
Started
I agree, I think it would make you off-balanced too.
     
    10-13-2008, 12:35 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Definitely makes you off balanced. You are better off dropping them both
     
    10-13-2008, 02:54 PM
  #5
Showing
Yeah, that could do more harm than good lol...you might even fall off! :P I think you'd be pretty unbalanced, leaning to one side.
     
    10-13-2008, 04:32 PM
  #6
Yearling
I've done it before. I ride unbalanced so taking one stirrup away forces me to redistribute my weight.
     
    10-13-2008, 06:11 PM
  #7
Showing
I ride without stirrups when I feel I have lost my seat or balance and need to retrain my butt a little Going with only one stirrup? Hmmm maybe to train one cheek?
     
    10-13-2008, 07:53 PM
  #8
Trained
Hmmm. I wouldn't think it would be much good for the horses back... wieght in the one stirrup would pull the saddle over on their spine...
     
    10-13-2008, 09:52 PM
  #9
Foal
I'm not quite strong enough to post without both of my stirrups yet so I have been working on dropping one at a time. I think it helps because you can gain strength and work up to dropping both. Just make sure you do it equally on each side.
Good luck :]
     
    10-13-2008, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
I ride without stirrups when I feel I have lost my seat or balance and need to retrain my butt a little Going with only one stirrup? Hmmm maybe to train one cheek?
So are you a left cheek sneak or a right cheek sneak ?
     

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