So I have a bit of a stirrup problem...I have been riding constantly for a good year now, and I heard that riding without stirrups (and bareback) is very good for developing a good position and gives you a better start to riding. So, when I finally could stay on without the stirrups, I kept my feet out of them. I've been riding without them for three months now. Recently I've been trying to get back into the habit of using them but there's a bit a problem...I can not keep my grip. I've tried lowering them, taking them up notches but nothing works. I try to sit my trot or canter without the stirrups and I have a perfect seat and keep very balanced...the minute I put my feet in I loose it all and i'm back to slamming on my horses back in the canter.
Can anyone help me here?