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post #101 of 192 Old 03-20-2013, 11:34 PM
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Gotta admit, as I have gotten older, every time I step on a horse I’m training for their first to maybe 10th ride the idea of Velcro pants/saddle combination crosses my mind; as well as wearing a suit made of a few layers of bubble wrap.
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post #102 of 192 Old 03-20-2013, 11:36 PM
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I know that feeling... the needing bubble wrap one. Besides of protecting your bones, think of how fun it would be to land in that and pop the bubbles!

I don't love bubble wrap at all... And I don't ever play with it! Ever!


Okay.... maybe... sometimes.... Okay... EVERY CHANCE I GET!!!!
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I know that feeling... the needing bubble wrap one. Besides of protecting your bones, think of how fun it would be to land in that and pop the bubbles!

I don't love bubble wrap at all... And I don't ever play with it! Ever!


Okay.... maybe... sometimes.... Okay... EVERY CHANCE I GET!!!!
HAHAHAHA!!! If I fell off in a bubble wrap suit my horse would fart and run
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Yeah, I am serious.
Actually they are designed to keep your foot in the correct angle in the stirrup, they do add some degree of 'stickability' for a persons foot....but they in no way are a 'cop out' or for 'lazy people' as insinuated.....If you're going to fall off, your going to fall off.....they remind me of those high end stirrup treads that match the sole of a riding boot so the foot 'sticks' better.....not something I would use but I'm not going to judge someone or look down my nose at them for using them.

CowChick here's a link to the website:
OnTyte™ Magnetic Stirrup System | FEI Approved Horse Jumping & Equestrian Riding Equipment
yeah but professional riders shouldn't need that "crutch". If they do then they shouldn't be in competition

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The thing that always deters me from actually trying the Velcro thing is the thought of trying to dismount, the Velcro ripping noise and the horse freaking out and taking off with me velcroed half way out of the saddle.
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I can see that happening! If I was the one riding I might not think it was funny, but a seat in the sidelines would be awesome!

Mind you I have ridden a galloping horse, standing in one stirrup and the other leg laid over his back. I was young and stupid (still am) and I was racing my sister on her horse and this gelding was going to take my leg off on her horse's butt.
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yeah but professional riders shouldn't need that "crutch". If they do then they shouldn't be in competition
AGAIN: are you a professional? If you are not, then you cannot judge them for the equipment they use (especially since the stirrups are not a harsh piece of equipment)......when you're jumping level 9 at 5'6" and you figure you'd want to use the magnetic stirrups then have at it, I'm not going to judge someone jumping that height at pro levels.....are you?
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post #108 of 192 Old 03-20-2013, 11:49 PM
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Oh yeah it would be spectacularly funny to watch. But I have been in a similar situation, kind of. I was cantering across a bit of desert in Jordan on my horse when I lived there and we hit a bit of really soft sand and he went down. I went to jump off but my foot got stuck in the stirrup, I ended up on my back next to him with my foot wedged in the stirrup. I frantically tried to kick my foot out with my other foot but it wouldn’t budge. Thankfully he just stood up and stood there while I reached up and unhooked myself with my hands. Scary stuff the thought of being dragged along by a horse.
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bubble wrap I can understand, but I don't want something "holding/trapping" me...thats just too spooky. A more environmentally minded solution - get a shorter horse, less distance to fall.
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post #110 of 192 Old 03-20-2013, 11:53 PM
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Ro one that is REALY swaybacked.
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