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post #1 of 7 Old 08-16-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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no stirrup work.?!

im thinking about taking off my stirrups or put them up some way so i can start some no stirrup work. I use to do a lot of bareback buti i was cantering chance and lost my stirrups and took some effort to stay on so I thought maybe some no stirrup work will help with my balence for jumping nad my leg strength!

question is

what should i do like what is the first thing i should work on and what order should i go in?

thanks for the replies in advance!!
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-16-2008, 06:45 PM
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I think no-stirrup work is very good- it helps a lot with your position & it gives you more muscles.
I do it a lot- try posting with no stirrups, it really helps with your leg.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-16-2008, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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lol ill see how it goes tomorrow

just start with posting??

then maybe go to cantering then work on jumping with no stirrups?
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-16-2008, 11:25 PM
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Yeah, I'd start with some posting. Or if you don't want to post, you can always just trot with no stirrups (if you feel you're not ready to post lol). :) But posting with no stirrups really helps. It's a breeze for me! The more you do it, the easier it gets. & cantering with none is good too.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-17-2008, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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awesome ill work on some of it today lol
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-03-2008, 04:53 PM
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Post with no stirrups, ride the sitting trot without stirrups. Two-point without stirrups is good. It's hard at first, but later on, it will get easier. Cantering is good, try to do it with a half or light seat instead of sitting on your horse's back. Pole work.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-04-2008, 08:01 AM
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I have ridden bareback all my life, so I have always been an advocate of learning to ride without stirrups.

It teaches a person balance which goes hand-in-hand with finding their natural seat at a trot and a lope

Once my son got the "hang" of staying in the saddle when he was a little tyke, I made him kick those wiggies out of the stirrups to find his balance and seat

While we were never in the show ring, finding your natural seat pays off out on the trail if the horse does a major spook.
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