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    06-07-2013, 03:24 AM
Your mare is so pretty! Looks like my boy! Thanks alot! :) I'm do have probelmes with my heels down sometimes, but when they are up, my muscles feel tighter. I like my legs hanging around the horse too. I feel better centered. I guess it makes me heavy in the seat though too....
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    06-07-2013, 05:27 AM
Green Broke

I ride a Tucker western endurance saddle. My riding is what we call trekking. Close cousin to endurance without time trials. We ride mostly rough country as the thrill is in the testing of the horse and to see if one can stay on. Not unusual to be 6 hours in the saddle.

My knees hurt one more than the other and as stated by the others, I had to play around with the length of, and also turned the fenders. The strain of having to push the toes out just to counter the fender makes the knees and ankles hurt. I now have one fender longer than the other but it fits me. Another thing I have done is secure the length so it can not be changed. Nothing worse than lending the saddle and have to spend weeks getting the fender length adjusted again.

Cheers all, safe and enjoyable riding, or hanging on whatever you do best
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    06-07-2013, 06:36 PM
Green Broke
Yeah, fiddle with the stirrups. It could certainly be stiff fenders, but also stirrup length. I know I ride with one side half a hole longer than the other. You just have to find what is right for you.

I recently started riding western and had stirrup problems. The ones that were on my saddle were built in a way that the flat bit at the bottom was too narrow for my boot so I was constantly having my boots riding up a side. It's how they were meant to be (I think) but I didn't like them. I bought some new stirrups with a longer flat surface and it's easier.

I also ride differently that English. My lower leg is more forward and when I rise it's not so much straight up, but up and forward. It took me a few rides to get used to - the first time I couldn't even post to the trot! I also put my foot through the stirrup a little more, which changes things. Not a lot, still around the ball of my foot, but further in.
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    06-08-2013, 03:37 AM
Originally Posted by stan    
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Cheers all, safe and enjoyable riding, or hanging on whatever you do best
what a cutie!!!
    06-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Wheatermay    
what a cutie!!!

You talking about the saddle or the kid. Its one of my grand children. He has grown a little since the photo and now he does not like me. When gramps says no, he means it, the meany.
I went shopping with my son and grandson. The younger one played up. My son tried to reason with him to change the behaviour. Did not work. I in the end steped in and kindly said don't try and reason with a baby show and tell it what to do. I waited untill he tried it on again took him by the hand firmly said no and made him follow me. The older generation in the supermarket gave me the heads up sign. My son gave me a look I responded with (it worked on you to and your sister) Josh did as he was told and came to the conclusion he did not like gramps.

Back to the horse, have you noticed they to are like teenagers always testing the boundries. No disrespect to the teenagers on this thread it is a comment said with love from a dad who has not forgotten what bringing up teenagers is like.

You will notice how big the stirrups are. That is if I fall off the foot will come out and not get hooked up. I hope
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    06-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Well, I agree with what you did with ur grandson! Lol I still smack butt sometimes, lol... time outs he seems to hate the most though! My boy has a temper, lol...
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