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    01-15-2013, 06:26 PM
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Yearling
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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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    01-16-2013, 11:15 AM
  #2
Weanling
I wouldn't say that riding bareback or stirrupless would hinder your ability to put weight in the stirrups. Riding with no stirrups will help you develop a better seat so you don't brace against the stirrups when you use them.
     
    01-17-2013, 09:29 AM
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I agree. I have problems with my stirrups too. But riding bareback and stirrupless doesn't really help. It would be the seat you need to work on. Which is one of the main reasons I ride bareback.
     

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