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    06-06-2012, 09:06 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question English flatwork...stirrups too short?

I always feel like they are too short (although, I think this could be from riding western a lot). They hit my ankle bone , but they seem maybe too short?

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    06-06-2012, 09:16 PM
  #2
Showing
They look a hole or two too short for jumping. I do dressage so it looks VERY short to me lol.

Also your leg is too far back, so you aren't balanced on your horse and probably sitting too much on your pubic bone.
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    06-06-2012, 10:48 PM
  #3
Yearling
Way too short... there is no way they properly hit your ankle... Totally relax your legs, like you were riding bareback. I would put them at least 2 holes lower.
     
    06-06-2012, 10:57 PM
  #4
Foal
Yes way too short and your knee looks like its going to pop out in front of that knee roll. I am betting you will be way more comfortable with your stirrups down a couple holes!
     
    06-07-2012, 02:27 AM
  #5
Super Moderator
Too short. Saddle looks a bit small for you. Nice how you've got your leg under you. When you drop them two notches, your foot will be in great alingment.
     
    06-07-2012, 06:50 AM
  #6
Weanling
I ride dressage (well, flatwork) with the stirrups hitting just below my ankle bone, but not so long Im reaching for them. You could try the arm measurement- lay your fingers under the skirt on the bar and the stirrup should come into your armpit, although I do this and add a hole to the length because I seem to have short arms haha
     
    06-07-2012, 06:55 AM
  #7
Foal
Wayy to short :)
     
    06-07-2012, 09:32 PM
  #8
Weanling
I agree that they are wayyy too short! Other than that, though, your body alignment looks good. It looks like you may have dropped your thumbs to the inside though?
     
    06-07-2012, 09:41 PM
  #9
Super Moderator
The right length for jumping XC above training level.....for everything else, too short.
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    06-08-2012, 12:37 PM
  #10
Foal
Haha, I'm sure you got your answer :)
     

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