Originally Posted by littleamy76
It has been many years since I've taken riding lessons or even rode a horse for that matter, but if I remember correctly, one of my instructors had stuck something between our legs and the horse's side and told us to try to keep it there and not let it fall out. I don't think I would ever try tying the stirrups to the girth. To me, that just sounds dangerous and too risky.
What your instructor did sounds similiar to the Ride-a-Buck event in playday games, except it's done bareback. Last time I participated in that I won, because I was so sweaty & so was the horse so the paper note serving as the dollar was mushed into my pants. After I won I got off the horse & was walking around with this paper note stuck to my inner thigh,