Note my stirrups are stupidly short - I don't ride like that usually and don't bounce that much!! *lol* They are set on the highest hole for Tracie (which is still way too long for her, as you will see in the next clip). I am actually 5'9" but I don't look it with my legs all crunched up into those short stirrups! Right before the video started Claymore half fake-tripped in the weeds, which is why I am checking his front leg. My mower broke down and my pasture really needs mowed again - sour dock is taking over! His reins are flapping because I'm really just priming his leg cues and making sure he is in a listening mood before Tracie gets on.
This is my best friend Tracie riding Claymore - posted with permission. As mentioned above, even cranked up on the highest hole my stirrups are way too long for her - doesn't help she is riding in flip flops! We are currently shopping for her own saddle that suits her better and a good pair of boots. She's only ridden about, hmmm, 4 times at this point, she is doing great and already a total addict! I told her she can ride Claymore anytime she wants, but she's already started a little horse shopping for herself *lol* I removed the audio in this clip because I was telling my son off for practically running me over at one point *lol*