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A stirrup that’s too long usually results in a loose, swinging lower leg. Plus it undermines the rider’s position. Instead of a classic huntseat look, with a slightly forward angle to the rider’s upper body, a too-long stirrup can force the rider  into what’s often called the “chairseat.” In the chair seat the rider sits too far back in the saddle (toward thecantle) with the toe of their boot near the horse’s elbow. It does appear as if the rider is sitting in a chair rather than on the back of an  horse. The chair seat rider is perpetually behind the motion of their horse. 

At the opposite extreme is the stirrup that’s to short ,If the  stirrup is too short the rider’s leg appears cramped and hiked up beneath their upper body. Besides making the lower leg less effective as an aid, the too-short stirrup also corrupts the rider’s position. Similar to a jockey, they ride above the action of their horse, perched precariously out of the saddle and this then causes the rider to rise higher and thump down harder on the back of the saddle thus causing severe bruising to the horses back over a period of time. The shorter you ride the less balanced you become and you can not expect your horse to be balanced if you can not even balance yourself correctly.

To find the correct stirrup length, sit in the saddle with your feet out of the irons. Relax your leg and allow the stirrups to

bump against your feet. The bar (bottom) of the stirrup should hit your ankle bone. If you’d like to have the correct length

before mounting, stand next to your horse. Place your fingertips on the stirrup safety bar beneath the flap of your

saddle. Now, with your other hand, pull the stirrup leather taut alongside your outstretched arm. If it’s the correct length it should end with the stirrup bar rubbing your armpit.  Keep in mind that you may occasionally need to adjust your

stirrups a hole or two. For example, new leathers stretch over time, so the original length you settled on may become too long. Also, if you switch from a wide-bodied horse to a slender one, or vice versa, then you’ll have to alter

your stirrup length. A broad horse takes up more of your leg than a narrower one.

Finally, many riders use a slightly longer stirrup for flatwork and then shorten them a hole for jumping. Ultimately, the correct length is one that’s allows you to sit in the proper position and also remain a safe and effective rider.

 

 Adult Leathers 1″ thick  Brown or Black

48″, 50″, 52″, 54″, 56″, 58″ and 60″

£50.00 (inc Vat) £41.67 (ex Vat)

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A stirrup that’s too long usually results in a loose, swinging lower leg. Plus it undermines the rider’s position. Instead of a classic huntseat look, with a slightly forward angle to the rider’s upper body, a too-long stirrup can force the rider  into what’s often called the “chairseat.” In the chair seat the rider sits too far back in the saddle (toward thecantle) with the toe of their boot near the horse’s elbow. It does appear as if the rider is sitting in a chair rather than on the back of an  horse. The chair seat rider is perpetually behind the motion of their horse. 

At the opposite extreme is the stirrup that’s to short ,If the  stirrup is too short the rider’s leg appears cramped and hiked up beneath their upper body. Besides making the lower leg less effective as an aid, the too-short stirrup also corrupts the rider’s position. Similar to a jockey, they ride above the action of their horse, perched precariously out of the saddle and this then causes the rider to rise higher and thump down harder on the back of the saddle thus causing severe bruising to the horses back over a period of time. The shorter you ride the less balanced you become and you can not expect your horse to be balanced if you can not even balance yourself correctly.

To find the correct stirrup length, sit in the saddle with your feet out of the irons. Relax your leg and allow the stirrups to

bump against your feet. The bar (bottom) of the stirrup should hit your ankle bone. If you’d like to have the correct length

before mounting, stand next to your horse. Place your fingertips on the stirrup safety bar beneath the flap of your

saddle. Now, with your other hand, pull the stirrup leather taut alongside your outstretched arm. If it’s the correct length it should end with the stirrup bar rubbing your armpit.  Keep in mind that you may occasionally need to adjust your

stirrups a hole or two. For example, new leathers stretch over time, so the original length you settled on may become too long. Also, if you switch from a wide-bodied horse to a slender one, or vice versa, then you’ll have to alter

your stirrup length. A broad horse takes up more of your leg than a narrower one.

Finally, many riders use a slightly longer stirrup for flatwork and then shorten them a hole for jumping. Ultimately, the correct length is one that’s allows you to sit in the proper position and also remain a safe and effective rider.

 

 Adult Leathers 1″ thick  Brown or Black

48″, 50″, 52″, 54″, 56″, 58″ and 60″

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