Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
bsms, in our PC world, where the thought of a child riding a bike down the street is DEPLORABLE, I see nothing wrong with YOU riding home in your stirrups. I always learned to ride any saddle's stirrup with the ball of my foot on the tread, and that is how I taught my students to ride, as well. I think you posted some 100 yo pictures on a thread in 2011 showing cowboys and others riding home in their stirrups and a very long leg reaching for that stirrup. I guess I would recommend that someone rides that way ONLY with the stirrups really long, which is what I've always seen in the "cowboy" pictures that I have seen over the years.
I ride my stirrups one hole longer than my DD's who are also my height and build. (There are many complaints when they mount up in my saddles.) I often lose them, but I like the feel.
Do as you wish. I think an older safe horse is fine to ride that way. I don't feel comfortable riding my younger horses that way.
Still friends? **Corporal looks up hopefully**