Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind

Ep. 50 - Snug thighs, stirrup leathers, and a profoundly effective stretch for your concave side.

April 04, 2021 Mary Wanless BHSI BSc
Ep. 50 - Snug thighs, stirrup leathers, and a profoundly effective stretch for your concave side.
Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
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Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
Ep. 50 - Snug thighs, stirrup leathers, and a profoundly effective stretch for your concave side.
Apr 04, 2021
Mary Wanless BHSI BSc

It is a challenge to create an equally snug and symmetrical ‘A frame’ with your thighs, and it’s important to ride with your stirrups level. The only exception is if you have a difference in leg length that is structural (eg. a break that was badly set) rather than functional. Horses’s can have an uneven bulge to their rib cage, and this means that you have to have a fool-proof way of measuring your stirrup length. Hopefully suggesting an unusual and profound stretch that you can easily do in a stable (using the stable door) will encourage you to actually do it!

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It is a challenge to create an equally snug and symmetrical ‘A frame’ with your thighs, and it’s important to ride with your stirrups level. The only exception is if you have a difference in leg length that is structural (eg. a break that was badly set) rather than functional. Horses’s can have an uneven bulge to their rib cage, and this means that you have to have a fool-proof way of measuring your stirrup length. Hopefully suggesting an unusual and profound stretch that you can easily do in a stable (using the stable door) will encourage you to actually do it!