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    10-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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Foal
how do you stay on when you lose your stirrup?

Whenever I lose one or both stirrups, I fall. My moms friend who has been riding for a long time says I need to do exercises to practice balance, saddle seat, and other stuff. Does anyone have any ideas for things I can do at home?
     
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    10-01-2013, 10:34 PM
  #2
Showing
How do you feel when you lose a stirrup? Panicked? Nervous? Calm? Excited? Like you're going to die?

If it's anything negative, your body may be "self preserving" itself by curling up, clamping, shrinking.. the opposite of what it should be doing which is stay loose, stretch down, chin up, and stay calm.
     
    10-01-2013, 10:36 PM
  #3
Foal
I'm not usually nervous, but I think I do fall forward. Normally I fall off at the trot and I end up bouncing out.
     
    10-01-2013, 11:02 PM
  #4
Trained
You need some exercises to develop a deeper, more stable seat and not rely on stirrups to hold you on the horse. Try youtube for some videos on exercises to do this.
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    10-01-2013, 11:23 PM
  #5
Weanling
And try riding without your stirrups when it's up to you. I do that at the walk/trot sometimes when I need to get a better feel for a horse, but it helps get you used to the feeling so you don't tense up or fall forward if you do lose them on accident.
     
    10-01-2013, 11:29 PM
  #6
Started
Start working on riding stirrupless at the walk. If you seat is not stable enough for you to stay on without stirrups at the trot then you really need to go back to the basics and work on your balance. This will help you develop your seat so that you can move on to working stirrupless at the trot on your own accord. Like others have said, look up exercises that you can do that will greatly help you build a deep and balanced seat. However, I think that stirrupless work will (ironically) be what helps you the most. If nothing else it will get you used to the idea so you don't become panicky if you lose your stirrups.
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    10-01-2013, 11:37 PM
  #7
Foal
I am a barrel racer and have had this problem alof!! One idea is to try the saddle at differen stirrups lengths and make sure your legs are in the proper position to hold you on.... For some people this takes too long I just changed stirrup lengths from show to show to see what works. Another good thig to do is just practice at home. Walk the horse around with a saddle on without stirrups. Get to where you at comfortable at a jog and work your way up to a lope. I am still not comfortable with a lope yet but I have been (actually riunning the
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    10-01-2013, 11:39 PM
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I am a barrel racer and have had this problem alof!! One idea is to try the saddle at differen stirrups lengths and make sure your legs are in the proper position to hold you on.... For some people this takes too long I just changed stirrup lengths from show to show to see what works. Another good thig to do is just practice at home. Walk the horse around with a saddle on without stirrups. Get to where you at comfortable at a jog and work your way up to a lope. I am still not comfortable with a lope yet but I have been (actually running the pattern.) and I still lose my stirrups. But I rode my mare bareback aswell. This made me very goo at balmace. Hope it helps!! :)
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    10-02-2013, 12:13 AM
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Start back at a walk. Ideally bareback/bareback pad, but at least without stirrups. If you fall when you lose them, it means you're relying too much on your stirrups/feet for balance anyway, which, unfortunately pushes you out of the good seat you would like to have and makes it MORE likely that you will lose your balance, lose your stirrup, and then fall anyway.

So go without. Get comfortable walking, stopping, backing, doing circles, playing around the world, waving your arms about, etc bareback. Once you feel good with that, start introducing trotting again. At first, maybe only one trot stride and then back to walk. If you can get some bareback lunge line lessons (like the guys at the Spanish Riding School do for years) they can be a GREAT chance for you to focus on your riding and the feel of the horse without having to worry about where/how fast or him listening to you or not. Your instructor does all that an all you have to do is focus on doing what YOU need to be doing to learn how to balance well.

Good Luck, and relax and have fun! :)
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    10-02-2013, 12:24 AM
  #10
Yearling
I agree with Sharpie, try bareback. When you can ride bareback comfortably, you will not worry about loosing your strips. With bareback you learn great balance and confidence. Start with walk on a lunge line with a trainer if you need to but honestly it's a great way to ride.
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