#NoStirrupNovember, Week 1: ‘Everything Hurts & I’m Dying’

Ah, November — where equestrians everywhere hide their stirrups and grit their teeth and work hard to get stronger, hearing George Morris chanting in their heads and feeling the burn of 10,000 leg days every time they take a step. That’s right, it’s another No-Stirrup November, and we’re here for you for every lesson, trot set and struggle to walk up the stairs the next morning.

New to No-Stirrup November? Check out our handy guide to getting started.

The struggle is real. Here are your social media moments from Week 1 of No Stirrup November!

#teamwachter celebrates #nostirrupnovember #warmbloodsofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #hunter #jumper #dressage

A photo posted by Wachter Horses & Beda Wachter (@wachterhorses) on

let #nostirrupnovember commence

A photo posted by Hannah (@the_everythinghorse) on

The collection has started. #ironhorse #ironriders #nostirrupnovember #igetwaytoomuchjoyoutofthis #iamdoingittoo

A photo posted by A. Fix | Iron Horse Eventing (@ajackfix) on

At least we’ll die with good equitation.. @dasamae #nostirrupnovember

A photo posted by @hanna.stalmack on

never too old for #nostirrupnovember . #dropthemstirrups #equestrian #hunterjumper #horse #equine

A photo posted by Emily Chamberlin (@chamberlinequine) on

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