Originally Posted by Allison Finch
The stirrup length will probably be OK for 2'. If the jumps get much more than that, I would go up a hole.
Have a great time!! Let us know how it goes.....with photos!!
alrighty, good. Less work for me :P
I try to get pictures...my camera is with me EVERY lesson! But...at the very least...you'll have pictures on Friday of me and the Brookie monster cooling out outdoors cause it's supposed to be kinda warm :) The outdoor arena doesn't have any jumps in it yet cause it's still in winter hibernation, so we're still riding indoors which leads to poopy pictures.
Originally Posted by kmacdougall
Invest in a knee brace - the change in feeling after I bought one was unbelievable. I have a bad left knee and I once came right off a horse when it gave out while I was out of my saddle. Soft tuck & roll on fresh grass made that whole experience better haha.
I use a TIGHT knee brace, it stabilizes my leg and makes me a little more confident that it'll hold out. I throw some mineral ice on after my ride too and my knee doesn't bother me much anymore.
Just a little medical advice from the farthest thing from a medical professional you can get
hehe I have a knee brace...or two...they're uhh...in my room? I got them when I had real bad tendonitis in my knees cause the doctor was threatening to make me stop riding and go to physical therapy
But you're right, I probably should be wearing them haha.
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
I hear you on the knees. I tend to jump with a longer stirrup, or else my right knee will scream at me. It's not a really big issue with the smaller fences.
lol that's why I had to spend all my money on the flex stirrups (all $30 woop!) I could hardly dismount when I rode with my regular irons, but I have hardly had any problems with these stirrups + longer leathers.
I'm a little weakling right now so I'm not going to be jumping anything with any heft to it for a while, teehee. But if the jumps do start going up (which they generally do in the summer when I ride by myself) I'll see about shortening them. Thanks! :)