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        03-21-2013, 01:24 AM
      #121
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    Oops, seems I've replied to something that's now 4 pages in the past...

    OP, I hope you can look back at this in a few years and giggle - that's what I do at the unrealistic "ideals" that 14 year old me had. Judge the pros all you want, they're laughing all the way to the bank while you sit wagging your finger at their use of "fancy" or "performance enhancing" irons. Irons don't make that much of a difference, IMO. The bendy ones are nice on my knees, the wide ones are comfy, but neither will make you have a steady leg, or balance, or a base of support.
         
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        03-21-2013, 01:25 AM
      #122
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    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    I will judge a professional. If they were really pros then they wouldn't need such equipment would they. End of story.
    OK, I simply can't let this pass unchallenged.

    I have ridden over pretty large jumps. Have I used fancy dancy stirrups? No. BUT, I am not against ANYONE using them. I don't care how talented a rider you are.......KA KA happens and it happens BIG when you are riding at the higher levels. It can be pretty dang inconvenient. If I had these stirrups, I would give them a try.

    Young lady, you are giving yourself ulcers over irrelevant trivia, IMO.
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        03-21-2013, 01:26 AM
      #123
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    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    Yes but if you feel like you need them you should work on your riding. To me its kinda cheating if you are at a high level of competition
    I guarantee you the pros you're judging can jump just as well without irons at all.

    How is it cheating, exactly? Irons don't make you have a good, solid leg. The OnTyte irons simply make it harder for you to drop a stirrup; they do not enhance your performance. If your leg is weak, having some magnets won't help. If you have crap position, irons won't help.
         
        03-21-2013, 01:29 AM
      #124
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    Can someone post a link to the bareback Puissance clip that's on YouTube?
         
        03-21-2013, 01:29 AM
      #125
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    I guarantee you the pros you're judging can jump just as well without irons at all.

    How is it cheating, exactly? Irons don't make you have a good, solid leg. The OnTyte irons simply make it harder for you to drop a stirrup; they do not enhance your performance. If your leg is weak, having some magnets won't help. If you have crap position, irons won't help.
    Isn't that a view that an aspiring rider would take though? Oh well my favorite rider uses magnets in her stirrups, maybe I don't need to work hard to get to that level after all as long as I have those fancy irons
         
        03-21-2013, 01:32 AM
      #126
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    Can someone post a link to the bareback Puissance clip that's on YouTube?

    This one?<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0s2dBTcs4QI?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
         
        03-21-2013, 01:33 AM
      #127
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    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    Isn't that a view that an aspiring rider would take though? Oh well my favorite rider uses magnets in her stirrups, maybe I don't need to work hard to get to that level after all as long as I have those fancy irons
    Please, once again I ask - HOW is it cheating? Irons will not make you a better rider, IMO - clearly you think that they do, so I'd love to hear how they make one "cheat" at riding...??
         
        03-21-2013, 01:33 AM
      #128
    Yearling
    Ok somethins not working.
         
        03-21-2013, 01:34 AM
      #129
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    Can someone post a link to the bareback Puissance clip that's on YouTube?
    This one?

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        03-21-2013, 01:35 AM
      #130
    Green Broke
    No that isn't because even if they believe that and buy them they will quickly figure out it doesn't work that way. However if someone has worked that hard and become a pro then by all means spend your money on whatever you want.
         

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