So I've noticed a lot of people seem to think one of their legs is longer than the other when adjusting stirrups. For me, I feel like my right leg is secure and my left leg is swimming above the stirrup. They are adjusted to exactly the same hole on either side, two from the top. I tried bringing the left one up a hole, but then it feels too high. I also notice it's hard for me to keep my heels down on the left side and using that leg is also harder. I wonder if there's something else? Like that leg just being weaker? I try and put my weight in that stirrup and it just doesn't work so well.
I recently switched my mare to running to the left barrel first; This means two right turns, which means two turns where my weight needs to go to my outside (left) stirrup. I feel like she's running better, but I feel I'm still inhibiting her ability to turn because I can't get my weight over there. I also lose that stirrup a lot more recently (I also had a none-horse related accident which it's coming back from involving that leg, but this problem with the stirrups has happened for years).
That sounds a little jumbled but does anyone have any advice?
Here's some pics from our Eq. Team days so you can see before our accident, in case you see something off? idk.
Right side spin, stronger leg to the inside.
Left spin, weaker leg to the inside.
My legs look really uneven in this one I think.
Same thing here.
I dropped my inside shoulder in here I think. She turned good but she could of turned better... (My left leg was my outside leg this time, so the weight needs to be there.)
Maybe it's not my leg at all, maybe it's my pelvis and seat?
LOL, Okay I'll shut up. What do you guys think?