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post #1 of 6 Old 02-12-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Talking *Epic Fail!* lol

My first barrel race of this year was an epic fail. My aunt raised my stirrups ten minutes before my run :roll:, so I went in there, had a perfect first barrel, lost my right stirrup heading for second, and I had to pull my horse off of second because I lost my left stirrup and was about to fall off. lol Either way, my horse was amazing! Has this ever happened to any of you barrel racers?

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-12-2012, 04:56 PM
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Im pretty good with my stirrups but yes I have lost them in the middle of runs and it can definitely be tricky haha

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-28-2012, 10:31 AM
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I lose my stirrups all the time, but I ride bareback a lot and it hasn't affected me at all:)
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-28-2012, 10:42 AM
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not with barrel racing but my 2nd (and last sadly.. i dont get free lessons given to me very often! lol) jumping lesson i lost my sturrups (yes both) a stride before take off so i just did it anyways haha and i didnt fall! im still shocked

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I've lost them before in barrels, but luckily I have a great seat from all the bareback riding I do, so I just ride without 'em.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-28-2012, 03:01 PM
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I lose a stirrup almost every run. It might add a half a second or so to my time but I have a good seat and can usually just keep riding.

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