The world turns, November chugs on, and equestrians everywhere are adjusting to life without their stirrups (at least for this month). But where last week’s social media roundup included overtones of nerves, resignation and even fear of trying to walk the next day, this week there’s more of a hopeful feeling. We’re starting to see results. Those goals we set on November 1 maybe don’t seem so far away now.
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— Julia Perry (@juliamper97) November 5, 2016
Running three miles & then riding stirrupless for an hour does not feel so good the next day #nostirrupnovember
— Brooklynn Delaney ♡ (@brookayxo) November 8, 2016
Not going to be able to walk tomorrow. #NoStirrupNovember
— Ashley Brooke (@_bowowser) November 10, 2016
#nostirrupnovember helped me actually have a nice, forward ride…looks like I’m doing it more often, now
— Larissa Holmes (@uf_holmesl) November 8, 2016
#nostirrupnovember is still going strong! All our riders have made such progress over the last two weeks, and some asked for a “no stirrups December”! Great job EIF riders! A photo posted by English Ivy Farms (@englishivyga) on
Anyone else agree? Sometimes those stairs can look like a mountain after a ride… #NoStirrupNovember #CanadianHorseJournal A photo posted by Horse Community Journals Inc. (@horsejournals) on
happy #nostirrupnovember ➰ riding stirrupless is kinda hard when you have a silly pony ➰ trail rides in November are the best A photo posted by f4f? just ask :) (@drafty.dreams) on
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