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post #131 of 192 Old 03-21-2013, 01:35 AM
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Yeah, that hurts my nether regions just watching it.
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post #132 of 192 Old 03-21-2013, 01:36 AM
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I highly, highly, highly doubt any of the riders endorsing the fancy stirrups need them. They endorse them because they tried them, they agree that it certainly won't harm anyone's riding, has a good chance of helping the average rider AND most importantly... the manufacturer of said product pays them a buttload of $$$ to use and endorse them!

If someone offered me a wheelbarrow full of cash to use their product and it worked as well or better than what I was currently using...I'd be all for it! Who wouldn't!?
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Perfect demonstration of how irons make or break your performance.

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post #134 of 192 Old 03-21-2013, 01:38 AM
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post #135 of 192 Old 03-21-2013, 01:40 AM
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Yes! Thank you!


Perfect demonstration of how irons make or break your performance.

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I'd be going over that horses head and probably end up breaking my neck if I tried that, stirrup or not! LOL

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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.
Oh man, one of my kids was riding a young mare/filly for a guy. She was short on time and asked me to warm her up. No problem. Especially since she had this little bear trap/widow maker saddle on the horse that she had picked up and thought was just great those frisky colts on cold mornings.

That thing went to bucking and that saddle kept me in a whole lot longer than I want to be! I finally managed to get loose and eat dirt. Never tasted so good.

Re-saddled the horse. Re-thought my daughter's report of how "good" she was going and got somewhere with her.

So... those bear trap saddles that have swells that curve back grind my gears.

PS -- before I saw things got ugly here, I was going to say, "I didn't know our pet peeves had to make sense to everyone else." We are an opinionated bunch. We all try to do our best and make sense of all the options we have in working with our horses.
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I'd be going over that horses head and probably end up breaking my neck if I tried that, stirrup or not! LOL
I won't ride Ronan at more than a walk bareback anymore... He has a VERY prominent wither... it hurt like a SOB when he transitioned down to a trot from a canter... Even more so when he did a very sharp (which I was otherwise proud of!) transition to the walk.

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Oh man, one of my kids was riding a young mare/filly for a guy. She was short on time and asked me to warm her up. No problem. Especially since she had this little bear trap/widow maker saddle on the horse that she had picked up and thought was just great those frisky colts on cold mornings.

That thing went to bucking and that saddle kept me in a whole lot longer than I want to be! I finally managed to get loose and eat dirt. Never tasted so good.

Re-saddled the horse. Re-thought my daughter's report of how "good" she was going and got somewhere with her.

So... those bear trap saddles that have swells that curve back grind my gears.

PS -- before I saw things got ugly here, I was going to say, "I didn't know our pet peeves had to make sense to everyone else." We are an opinionated bunch. We all try to do our best and make sense of all the options we have in working with our horses.
I've been drug twice a horse - once by a stirrup, once by a lasso - SCARY sh...Stuff.
When I want to bail, I want to bail. LOL

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^^^ In my teens I bought an old George Lawrence saddle with a straight cantle and bear trap swells....didn't take me long to unload that one!!!!

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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draw reins. period. yuck
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