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post #11 of 18 Old 11-18-2008, 12:39 PM
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I DO have one of those HUGE LP tanks. The kind that you put your household's supply of LP in. You don't think it'll be too fat for my saddle?

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post #12 of 18 Old 11-18-2008, 09:10 PM
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if you ride the LP tank we want VIDEO when it bucks you off ... it prob will be too wide but it will let you gauge the stirrup length ... I would try to do anything HARD on it ... you knwo no roll backs and no jumping LMAO

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post #13 of 18 Old 11-18-2008, 10:33 PM
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I was told to measure stirrups, the stirrups should be about the same lenght of your arm, so just measure with your arm,arm pit to the ends of your fingers, easy to do with the saddle on or off the horse, that way if they too long you shorten before you get on to ride

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post #14 of 18 Old 11-18-2008, 11:11 PM
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OH Har-Har!!!! LOL

I DID find a 55gal drum, so I did get on that, and had my husband help me measure. I am taking the saddle to a custom saddle guy in my area to see if he can make a custom piece for the saddle. He said that he'll help me with my stirrups. I need a longer ladigo as well.

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post #15 of 18 Old 11-19-2008, 07:44 AM
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I was told to measure stirrups, the stirrups should be about the same lenght of your arm, so just measure with your arm,arm pit to the ends of your fingers, easy to do with the saddle on or off the horse, that way if they too long you shorten before you get on to ride
that's what I do when I jump into a different saddle...it is usually one or only off by one hole or so


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post #16 of 18 Old 11-19-2008, 05:41 PM
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Good tip!!
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post #17 of 18 Old 11-19-2008, 10:55 PM
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yep, usually works for me,alot easier than on and off the horse several times

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Well, technically speaking, there is no "correct" length for the stirrups on a western saddle. The western saddle was built for comfort. There are many different suggested ways to check the length, but you must find the length that you feel most comfortable in. Now, you don't want your legs perfectly straight or knees bent like jockeys, but having your legs slightly bent so that you won't go flying off your horse if he bucks should be just about right.

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