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    01-23-2013, 02:29 PM
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I've been working on riding my horse using only my legs and not the bit and I've noticed that after riding for a couple hours I feel a sharp pain in the back of my knees and makes it painful to walk. The pain starts about a couple hours after riding but doesn't occur all the time. I figured that maybe since I am using more of my legs I am just using muscles that I don't normally use. Also when I have been out riding for about five hours I begin to feel pain in my knee which I just figure is just from being in the saddle for five hours straight. It was suggested to me to use swivel stirrups to help relieve the pain and I was wondering if anybody has used swivel stirrups before and what is your opinion on them? Thanks for all your help!
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    01-23-2013, 04:59 PM
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I know many people that use these Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Redi Stirrups Stirrup Turners

They do not turn, but have a permanent turn.

Never tried the swivel kind, but I do not think I would like them as they would swivel

    01-23-2013, 06:12 PM
I use the ones that the above poster listed. They work well. No problems.
    01-23-2013, 07:01 PM
Thanks for all your help!!
    01-24-2013, 09:11 AM
I have a pair of the sprung-loaded type. They're great for knees and ankles but personally I wouldn't jump in them - the horse has this thing about putting in an occasional huge leap over a scary filler and the springs don't help me stay in the saddle :)
    01-25-2013, 11:14 AM
I don't jump any more, but when I did, I never had the need for any type of stirrup turners. The English leathers don't twist you feet all around like a western saddle does.

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