Stirrups aren’t just for decoration, they’re a useful tool for maintaining your balance and finding harmony with your horse. Wendy Murdoch explains why the stirrups on western saddles often need some adjustment in order to do the job. Stirrups that are not properly balanced can cause the rider to strain their ankles, knees and hips. Wendy demonstrates with a student rider and horse the difference it can make in terms of comfort and stability.
The original length of this clip is 10 minutes 36 seconds