Gallop Poll: Ever Drop Your Stirrups?

With this survey, we want to know if you ever practice riding stirrupless to improve your balance and independent seat. Please take the poll below, then check the survey’s results in the November 2017 issue of Horse&Rider.

Riding without stirrups is a terrific way to improve balance in the saddle, learn to avoid leg-gripping, and develop that all-important independent seat.

Do you ever drop your stirrups to improve your balance? H&R photo by Jennifer Paulson

So, we’d like to know: Do you ever kick free of your stirrups and practice riding without them?

Please answer the poll question below, then check the results of the survey in the “Saddle Chat” section of our November 2017 issue to see how often other readers ride stirrupless.

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