Originally Posted by trIplEcrOwngIrl
depending upon the rider and the speed, the stirrups are usually at a normal length.
Interesting..... In my time as an exercise rider, over a number of years, I was never allowed to ride with stirrups at a normal length. Ever. Nor did any of the other exercise riders. Track work is just that - track work. Not flat work. Besides, you ever try riding normally in a racing pad? Doesn't work, they aren't designed for it at all
. In fact, the stirrups on a racing pad wont even go down long enough to get a 'normal length' they are considerably shorter.
Even if only trotting or breezing, short stirrups and for the most part, off the horses back.
After all, you get decent money to exercise and they aren't paying you to ride traditionally.
But perhaps things are different in your area.