Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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Can riding stirrupless and bareback hinder the ability to keep your weight in the stirrups?
I rode my lease today, and the only part of the arena that is dug up outside is a circle. I found that when I ask for a trot (but mostly a canter) I put a lot of weight in the outside stirrup, but I'm hovering in the other inside stirrup.
As of late, I have been riding stirrupless because the saddle fenders (we use westerns currently) are too long for my legs. And everyone is much taller than I, so I just find I would rather save the hassle and not change them anyway, even the ones that I can fit-ish.
The saddle I rode my lease in was western, and it has been years since I've ridden in a western with stirrups. I normally do english/dressage saddles, or aussies with english stirrups.
My boots might have been a problem, they are muck brand colts.
Is there any way I can work on this? Whether in saddle or out?
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