Are my stirrups where I need them? - The Horse Forum

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 779
• Horses: 3
Question Are my stirrups where I need them?

I apologize for the pictures. I had my brother take them and he is terrified of horses, so he had no idea what he was doing. I have been riding this way for awhile. And I feel pretty comfortable, but it seems when I loose my stirrup alot. My leg is shorter on one side due to a hip misalignment though, and it's always my right leg (the shorter one) so I think that is what causes me to loose my stirrup. I bought stirrup turners that dropped the stirrups down, just a smidge, and it's not uncomfortable, but I don't like it... I posted pictures with and without the turners. What do you think?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1348607584109.jpg (34.9 KB, 128 views)
File Type: jpg 1348607575479.jpg (35.5 KB, 124 views)
File Type: jpg 1348607477874.jpg (32.7 KB, 125 views)
File Type: jpg 1348607608830.jpg (34.9 KB, 123 views)
File Type: jpg 1348607500005.jpg (33.9 KB, 125 views)

Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself
Wheatermay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 12:55 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boulder, colorado
Posts: 882
• Horses: 3
without being on a horse it's going to be very hard to get an accurate reading on stirrup length as the girth of the horse/ bend of the tree on the saddle stand might distort what the pictures show. However in some of your pictures (the last three) they look a tad too long.

life has no remote control hitch them up and drive them your self
Ashleysmardigrasgirl is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 01:03 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,582
• Horses: 2
Honestly, in my experience with this (which was literally the last few days), just change them repeatedly until they feel right and you stop losing a stirrup. I was doing the same thing because I had my stirrups longer, which is where I liked them when walking around, but any faster and my feet went all over. Jacked them up today and I'm all good (very sore knees though.. ouch.)
Poseidon is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 779
• Horses: 3
Well, that's how I've had them. They are quite comfy that way to me. Have it up all the way on the right side. I think it may not help that I carry my saddle with me everywhere, and that right side doesnt want to stay turned out. I put the stirrup turner on to help with that, but they made me feel like they were too long.

Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself
Wheatermay is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 02:29 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,777
• Horses: 2
the stirrup turner does drop them , so you need to raise them one notch to compensate.
tinyliny is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 02:41 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Posts: 4,488
• Horses: 1
I think that it would be best to take them up a hole, they look a little long. But as said above - it's hard to tell without you being on a horse.

By the way, sitting on a saddle when it's not on a horse can be damaging for it. Just thought I'd mention it for future references (-:
Wheatermay likes this.

Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,
ChingazMyBoy is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 779
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy View Post
I think that it would be best to take them up a hole, they look a little long. But as said above - it's hard to tell without you being on a horse.

By the way, sitting on a saddle when it's not on a horse can be damaging for it. Just thought I'd mention it for future references (-:
I didnt know that! THANKS! I will keep my butt off!!! And I will move my stirrups up again! No one ever helps me with this kind of stuff, so I do it on the stand myself. I will have to get someone to start helping now, lol...

Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself
Wheatermay is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 12:33 PM
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy View Post
By the way, sitting on a saddle when it's not on a horse can be damaging for it. Just thought I'd mention it for future references (-:
Not for the five minutes to take a photo. And honestly if it's a good quality saddle - it will be perfectly fine.

Stirrup length depends on the barrel of the horse and the type of footwear you have on and the type of riding. A casual trail ride - longer, working cattle or running barrels - shorter.
Wheatermay likes this.
mls is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 779
• Horses: 3
I don't have any pics of me on my horse... lol... I looked... Not even one with a bad angle. I have a few where they were first broken with my junk saddle.

Angels are people who can see and feel the pain in all creatures... -myself
Wheatermay is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 09-27-2012, 01:03 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 1,607
• Horses: 2
I would definitely shorten them a little. You need to keep your heels down and I am not sure you can do that easily at that length!
corgi is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stirrups seven Horse Tack and Equipment 21 10-11-2011 01:24 PM
How do you set your stirrups? Plains Drifter Horse Tack and Equipment 5 09-07-2011 03:44 PM
Stirrups Spyder Horse Tack and Equipment 9 02-09-2010 02:51 PM
Do these stirrups have a name? banoota Horse Tack and Equipment 3 03-10-2009 02:31 PM
Which stirrups??? melinda27858 Horse Tack and Equipment 12 03-05-2009 11:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome