Building Core Strength Without Stirrups Brad Barkemeyer explains why core strength is critical in horsemanship. By H&R Editors | April 27, 2020 | 1 minute read Watch now! Learn how riding without stirrups will help you maintain your balance and help you ride in an athletic position. Brad explains how to ride without stirrups to help build core strength, there’s more to it than you think! To watch click here! What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!