Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I've tried to see if my foot without boots could go thru my stirrups...at a minimum, I'd need to have my ankle broken first. And I don't ride barefoot. My daughter's bare foot COULD get thru a stirrup, which is why I insist she ride with cowboy boots with good heels.
I'm going to try riding with a mid-foot position, particularly when using the Australian saddle - which is about 75% of the time. I may change my mind, but I'm beginning to believe functional riding differs sometimes from positional riding...and I'm interested in function. Of course, with just 2 years of experience, that may be a very poorly informed opinion...