Are you feeling the burn?
Happy #NoStirrupNovember! Equestrians all over the world are united this month in the full-body pain of dropping our stirrups and working to improve our equitation, balance and strength. As they say for… well, pretty much everything, no pain = no gain. If you’re working without stirrups this month even a little bit, tag your posts on social media with #NoStirrupNovember and we’ll share our favorites each week.
We’re one week in: how are you feeling? At this stage, we’re guessing you might be sore, tired, maybe a little grumpy… but stick with it, folks. Life will get easier and you will feel stronger soon!
Putting it in perspective…
Today starts #NoStirrupNovember.
We like it ancient-Greece fashioned.
— Alfredo Ontiveros (@AlfredOnti) November 1, 2017
But let’s be real.
— Melissa Metcalfe (@MeliMetcalfe) November 1, 2017
November is all fun and games, unless you’re an equestrian…. #NoStirrupNovember
— alicia (@alicia_draycott) November 1, 2017
#NoStirrupNovember Day 2 update: my thighs are killing already
— Katie Vellios (@katievellios) November 2, 2017
It's been fun #NoStirrupNovember but I think I'm good for the month ????????
— *Cami* (@HalfArabsRule) November 8, 2017
Yeah, that sounds about right.
No, no, you can do it!
Need some motivation? Check out the solid leg on these riders, even without their stirrups!
Or… just look at this face. If this doesn’t sum up #NoStirrupNovember, we don’t know what does.
Drop those stirrups, and go riding!