As some of you know I had my horse Saro at a trainers for a few days. While I was riding, she came over and shoved my foot all the way into the stirrup up to the heel of my boot. She quoted Baxter Black's Always be ridin’ yer horse. "‘If you plan on getting throwed, ride on the balls of yer feet. If yer going to ride it out, shove yer feet all the way into the stirrup"
I always assumed I should be riding on the balls of my feet. Is that wrong? This is of course the same person who said she didn't believe in helmets or in teaching a horse a one rein stop.
All of this just seemed very dangerous. Is there any situation when you would ride with your feet all the way up, heel to stirrup edge? Bronc riding maybe?
Just FYI I am not going back to this trainer. Just one of those maybe she's right moment so I better ask the experts on the HF