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    06-07-2014, 09:30 AM
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Has anyone ever been hung up

Has aoyone ever been hung up.
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    06-07-2014, 09:43 AM
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Hung up has various connotations. You need to be more specific.
     
    06-07-2014, 09:56 AM
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Hung up has various connotations. You need to be more specific.
has your foot gotten stuck in a stirrup.
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    06-07-2014, 10:48 AM
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Green Broke
Myself? Just briefly. Foot and boot came out.

I've seen others hung up for longer distances. I have a pair of boots that are a half size too big. I wear them when schooling the silly ones.

I saw a young man get hung up but his coach had taught him to run his other foot along the stuck leg and kick the foot free. It worked well for him.
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    06-07-2014, 11:08 AM
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One of the safety things I was taught from an early age was that the stirrups should always be the correct size for the foot, two finger width between the side of the foot and the stirrup side.

With English stirrups the leather should break free from the saddle, the stirrup leather bars are designed to allow this and the clips should not be set up. The other thing is that of you roll onto your stomach the foot breaks free.
     
    06-07-2014, 11:25 AM
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Foal
My brother was still quite young - I think around 13 or 14 when his foot got stuck. He was dragged about 300m before his boot came of. He still has the scars to show and he is now 32. A LOT of skin came of his arm that day.
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    06-07-2014, 11:26 AM
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Trained
Like Foxhunter said, use the correct sized stirrup.
ALWAYS have a stirrup pad to add friction.
Ride in BOOTS with a heel, never in sneakers.
Ride with ONLY the ball of your foot in the stirrup. NEVER ride "Home."
If you are worried, get a pair of peacock stirrups, that are breakaway.
Http://www.statelinetack.com/item/korsteel-peacock-fillis-knife-edge-stirrup/E006251%20450/?srccode=GPSLT&gclid=CNfBiIL8574CFZSMMgod4GIAEA&kw id=productads-plaid^79014694068-sku^283754-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^40065089868
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    06-07-2014, 11:30 AM
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Yearling
Only once, and then the horse started to buck with me underneath her. Fortunately my foot came loose after the 2nd or 3rd jump!
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    06-07-2014, 12:04 PM
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Trained
No, I haven't got my foot caught in my 6 years of riding. I also haven't made a habit of coming off the horse, but I'm an old fart who doesn't push my riding hard.

I'm picky about having my stirrups fit! The height of the stirrup can be important as well - a too tall stirrup will allow the foot to go through. I also always wear boots with a heel.

I usually ride with my foot in the 'home' position. With the right stirrup & boot, it would be darn hard to get a foot caught up. Impossible without losing the heel of the boot, in fact.

I gather from the OP's other posts that western riding is the OP's preference. Some posters on HF have said oxbow stirrups make getting caught up more likely & cited it happening with family members.

I prefer leather covered stirrups to bare metal ones because my feet slip more with bare metal ones. I haven't tried an western stirrups with metal & rubber.

I've also considered trying these:



Cashel Cozy Toes Stirrup Covers Western Pair

They wouldn't win me any style points, but my waistline, $2 T-shirts, bifocals and wrinkled face ruin my style points anyways...
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    06-07-2014, 12:15 PM
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When I started riding it was with leather soled cowboy boots. The high heel prevented getting hung up. Also the leather will slide. When I rode English again it was a good heel and leather soles. To this day I cannot ride with anything but this type of footwear and it stands my hair on end to see people ride with rubber soled boots with a small heel in a western saddle. BTW as a teen we tested numerous English saddles to see if the leathers would let go, even with the tab down. Only one came free, so it's not something a rider can count on. If one should get hung up, try to flip over and the foot will come free.
     

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