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  1. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have always wondered. What stirrup size do people like best, I mean the depth of the stirrup. Because at a certaint point it becomes too big and you can't get your heel down properly, but some people like an inch or more. What size are your stirrups and what discipline do you do?
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello, I have a problem: I tend to ride in kind of a chair seat, which makes my legs swing while cantering. Yesterday I put my stirrups one hole shorter then usual. I don't know if that was the cause or not. I should ride in shorter stirrups, but my ankles hurt so much it kills me. Is there any...
  3. Ridden Showing, Hunter/Jumper, Equitation
    Mod note (Jaydee) The photograph in this post is being flagged by my forum view as being ‘unsuitable for under 18’s to view. If you are also seeing this please ignore - it’s just a girl on a horse! End of Mod note. I have recently moved barns from a hunter jumper to an eventing barn. I have...
  4. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Good morning. I've been riding Australian for a long time but I'd like to put western stirrups that were made just for me onto my saddle. Does anyone know of anything I can buy that will help me make them more secure to my fenders so they're not just dangling? Thank you, Ann
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello! I saw some used Freejump Soft Up Pro stirrups on ebay and purchased them for a good price. I was excited because of the reviews and blogs I have read about them online (I understand that many blogs are really paid advertisements). However, when I brought them to my barn my trainer says...
  6. Riding and Barn Wear
    Hello! For some backstory... over the last two years, I have had ankle pain when riding on and off, however over the last five months or so the pain is consistent whenever I am riding for more than twenty minutes :( After a while of testing and trying different techniques, stirrups and stirrup...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I've been looking to buy some composite/plastic/nylon/lightweight(whatever) stirrup irons. However, I have been finding that they are all one-size, which is often 4 1/2 inches or maybe 4 3/4 inches. I've always used a 5 1/2 inch stirrup iron, but could cope with a 5 inch. Does any one know of...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I've been a dressage/show rider all my life, but recently I have been getting into some jumping. I've found that the stirrup leathers I have are too long, and I was thinking I'd invest in some shorter leathers to get my leg in the right spot for a nice jump position. I was perusing the internet...
  9. General Riding queries
    Hey everyone, I had a year long break from training, and I got back to riding about 2 months ago. I'm preparing for an endurance race in March/April, but as I kept riding I noticed my right leg was very stiff after every ride. I then asked my trainer to take photos, and noticed my left stirrup...
  10. General Riding queries
    Hello Everyone! Quick backstory: I've been riding for just under a year now, I'm 23, male and 6ft 4 (This sounds more like a dating advert than asking for advice) so I'm a fairly big lad but I'm really struggling to maintain my stirrups and sometimes balance the canter. This is especially...
  11. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So I have a new to me saddle that I am in the process of cleaning and giving a good conditioning. I have noticed that the stirrup leather are very difficult to pull to adjust. Then when I finally got them pulled most of the way out, I noticed that the unfinished rough out side was kind of...
  12. Share your own opinions on Horse Tack & Equipment
    I've seen that a lot of people have them but I couldn't find much on the use or purpose for them. I know they are a lot more light weight but how does this help or does it even effect your riding at all? I'm just curious to what all the hype is about.
  13. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi! I've been thinking about buying a new pair of stirrups for both my western and english saddles. Unfortunately, I have reaaaally painful knees which riding obviously doesn't help with. (But they'll have to take out my knees completely before I stop!) I was wondering if anyone has experience...
  14. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    One of the first things I was asked to work upon where I ride was to stand up in the stirrups, I still focus on it in each lesson even today... I'm told to grip with my knees as I rise up but I find that really hard to do while trying to find my balance! How should I correctly stand up in the...
  15. General Riding queries
    I have a bareback bad that I can attach stirrups to, and since my English saddles doesn't fit my horse right, I was wondering if I could use a bareback pad with stirrups to jump. Would I be okay to use if I attached a breast collar? (I have ring to attach them too on the pad) Would it be okay...
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi all! I was coming in from riding today, thinking about those cool colored stirrups, and how expensive they are, unfortunately! But I have an insanely cheap and easy way to get around that. First, you'll need a pair of plain steel stirrups. If the stirrup pads aren't already taken out...
  17. Dressage
    Are these allowed in dressage competition: Super Comfort Iron Pads - Stirrup Leathers from SmartPak Equine And why we're on the subject, are jointed stirrups allowed? Composite stirrups? Any color restraints? The rule book (as far as I can tell) just says "English-style stirrups, without...
  18. Horse Talk
    Hello fellow riders-I am in need of a bunch of used stirrup leathers. It doesn't matter what shape they are in. If you have old leathers lying around, I would be glad to pay for shipping via paypal if you would donate them to me for my project. If your friends at the barn have any and you want...
  19. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So i purchased a $40 pair of Perri's stirrups. They are jointed, and they are white. I was wondering if it would be possible to paint them black? Would it ruin the metal or rubber? I could make it look nice with some painters tape covering the parts i don't want to get paint on. I was just...
  20. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I've been working on riding my horse using only my legs and not the bit and I've noticed that after riding for a couple hours I feel a sharp pain in the back of my knees and makes it painful to walk. The pain starts about a couple hours after riding but doesn't occur all the time. I figured that...
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