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        11-16-2010, 09:13 AM
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    Showing
    For those who combine dressage and jumping...

    I'm just curious... How do you deal with the different stirrup length? It's definitely a pretty big difference in length and feeling of the leg/position whether you do dressage or jumping.
         
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        11-16-2010, 10:44 AM
      #2
    Green Broke
    ^^Good question!
         
        11-16-2010, 10:50 AM
      #3
    Trained
    If your seat is good you should be able to ride with any stirrup length in any saddle (well.. almost any saddle).
    When I'm jumping I warm up in two point to really get my heels down and attempt to bust my ankles further :P Haft spray (orange spray bottle) is my savior lol. It sticks you right in there. I don't jump often so I figure one handicap is OK.
         
        11-16-2010, 02:04 PM
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    Started
    It is a bit weird the first few minutes of switching the length. Even for jumping I do ride in a slightly longer stirrup, still plenty short to really get me out of the saddle and off the horses back, but not as short as a lot of people put them. Just lots of stretching the first few minutes to get the leg to really stretch down through the heel, works for me.
         
        11-16-2010, 07:57 PM
      #5
    Trained
    I tend to jump with a longer stirrup than most, so it's only 2 holes for me if I'm in my jumping saddle. Otherwise I use my dressage saddle on days I don't plan to jump so no adjustment is necessary.
         
        11-16-2010, 07:58 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    What Anabel said!

    Once you've started jumping around 2ft you should be jumping with your stirrups a hole shorter then you flat with. The higher you jump the more you'll need to shorten your stirrups (up to a certain point of course!). It's difficult to do proper flatwork with a short stirrup, it's difficult to jump well with a long stirrup. While it's not impossible, and you should be able to get by if needed, you're not setting yourself up for success. Although, while I do dressage exercises, I don't do them at quite the length of stirrup a true dressage rider would.
         
        11-16-2010, 09:11 PM
      #7
    Super Moderator
    What is Haft Spray? Orange bottle. I have never heard of that before.
         
        11-16-2010, 10:40 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    I don't really notice it, to be quite honest.
    It's just something I'm used to, I suppose.
         
        11-16-2010, 11:33 PM
      #9
    Trained
    Yeah, I am quite used to it - just as Anabel said though, once you've established your seat and your core, you can ride competantly and functionally at any leather length.

    I do my Dressage with a longer leather, a couple of holes lower than my jumping length, and when I am going to jump, I just shorten my leathers to accomodate that.

    I'm just so used to it :)
         
        11-17-2010, 09:14 AM
      #10
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    What is Haft Spray? Orange bottle. I have never heard of that before.

    It's this sticky spray that you put on your legs or saddle that help you grip a little better! Comes in an orange spray can. It's pretty cool! I use it when I'm breaking in new boots or if I'm showing a particularly squirrely horse at a show. It also comes in this gooey pastey form in a little tin that you scoop out and smear with your fingers. It's messier though!
         

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