Riding Without Stirrups Gain strength and balance when you’re in the saddle by riding without stirrups. By H&R Editors | June 22, 2020 | 1 minute read Watch now! Brad Barkemeyer talks about why it’s important to kick your feet out of your stirrups and ride without them every once in a while. To watch click here. What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!