That’s right, Horse Nation. The season of sore thighs is upon us, and stirrup-less riders everywhere have taken to social media to air their grievances.
(OK, so there’s a little bit of “rah-rah you can do it!” going on out there as well, but that’s mostly coming from sadistic riding instructors.)
Are you participating? Be sure to tag your social posts with #NoStirrupNovember. Each week we’ll be gathering them up in an effort to bolster your spirits, or at least help you feel less alone in your pain. It’s like your own virtual support group!
Here’s a sampling of your collective whines, goals and game plans:
Good-bye stirrups! See you on December 1st. @thecobes your favorite month has arrived. #nostirrupsnovember A photo posted by Rachele Burr (@rachelee_burr) on
#nostirrupsnovember #antaressaddle A photo posted by @jumpinj76 on
Happy #nostirrupsNovember girls @haleyfarber @marisafarber888 A photo posted by Waverly Ernst (@waverlyernst) on
#nostirrupsnovember A photo posted by Neil Hutchins LVT BCCAB CDTI (@neilresto) on
Doing some pre-#nostirrupsnovember work #suckitupbuttercup A photo posted by Shannon Pannebakker (@horseygirl1212) on
— Wannabe Equestrian (@EqWannabe) October 19, 2015
When you have riding tonight but you realize it’s #NoStirrupsNovember
— Megan (@meganhoggard13) November 2, 2015
feeling stiff <90min after my first session of #NoStirrupsNovember . First time I’ve dropped those irons in about a decade, & managed 20min!
— Lauren Taylor (@nerdie_chic) November 2, 2015
Dreading #NoStirrupsNovember ?????
— Daniela Piovesan (@d_piovesan4) November 3, 2015
not even an hour post lesson and I’m already feeling the effects of a 5 minute #NoStirrupsNovember ??
— sydnee (@sydneeepalade) November 3, 2015
— Filly in the city (@fillyinthecity) November 3, 2015
Go Riding without stirrups!