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JaneyWaney9 06-06-2012 08:06 PM

English flatwork...stirrups too short?
 
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I always feel like they are too short (although, I think this could be from riding western a lot). They hit my ankle bone , but they seem maybe too short?

Critique away.

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Skyseternalangel 06-06-2012 08:16 PM

They look a hole or two too short for jumping. I do dressage so it looks VERY short to me lol.

Also your leg is too far back, so you aren't balanced on your horse and probably sitting too much on your pubic bone.

xJumperx 06-06-2012 09:48 PM

Way too short... there is no way they properly hit your ankle... Totally relax your legs, like you were riding bareback. I would put them at least 2 holes lower.

Poneigh 06-06-2012 09:57 PM

yes way too short and your knee looks like its going to pop out in front of that knee roll. i am betting you will be way more comfortable with your stirrups down a couple holes!

tinyliny 06-07-2012 01:27 AM

too short. Saddle looks a bit small for you. nice how you've got your leg under you. When you drop them two notches, your foot will be in great alingment.

OwnedByAlli 06-07-2012 05:50 AM

I ride dressage (well, flatwork) with the stirrups hitting just below my ankle bone, but not so long Im reaching for them. You could try the arm measurement- lay your fingers under the skirt on the bar and the stirrup should come into your armpit, although i do this and add a hole to the length because I seem to have short arms haha

deise 06-07-2012 05:55 AM

wayy to short :)

Amlalriiee 06-07-2012 08:32 PM

I agree that they are wayyy too short! Other than that, though, your body alignment looks good. It looks like you may have dropped your thumbs to the inside though?

Allison Finch 06-07-2012 08:41 PM

The right length for jumping XC above training level.....for everything else, too short.

ElvenAngel81 06-08-2012 11:37 AM

Haha, I'm sure you got your answer :)


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