Hang in there, Horse Nation!
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.
It’s the third week now — and while lots of us might still be fighting tired, sore, cramping muscles and bruises in weird places, as well as weeping actual tears when having to walk up or down stairs, a lot of us are also noticing that we’re stronger, our leg is more solid and everything is finally starting to come together.
— The Nervous Equestrian (@TheNervousEq) November 16, 2017
Hunter pace okie no stirrup November? ???????? I survived ???????? pic.twitter.com/O4dIPWkC3B
— Donna (@jeweldlf4) November 19, 2017
okay but me after no stirrup November pic.twitter.com/jD8TGlluWF
— Ellery (@workingAcircut) November 14, 2017
My stirrups were already off my saddle so I decided why not… of course Codes wasn’t giving me an inch of help (even over a 3’ oxer), instead deciding that I was competent enough to stay with his normal jump. Love the vote of confidence but I’ll be feeling it tomorrow ???? glad to know I’ve still got it though!! Such a tolerant pony too to put up with me with a pleasant expression and attitude ❤️❤️❤️ #showoff #ottb #thoroughbredsofinstagram #ottbsofinstagram #jumpallthethingsalways #ottbsdoitbest #nostirrupnovember #ponyhasmorefaithinmethanihaveinmyself
Drop those stirrups, and go riding!