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No Stirrup November

Every fall I try to include “No Stirrup November” on my riding calendar. I have found riding without stirrups has helped me with my balance and to develop a better seat. Please remember I AM NOT A TRAINER and am just sharing my experience, as each and every horse and rider combination is different. I start by riding for 10 minutes with my stirrups crossed in front of my saddle after each ride. Then I gradually add a few minutes each time I ride to reach my goal of riding 30 minutes without my stirrups. I also plan on riding without stirrups at least once a week for the remainder of the year. In...

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