Week One passed by in a haze of jelly-legs and difficulty walking up and down the stairs; Week Two was marked by a sense of grim determination. As we close the chapter of Week Three, there’s a new emotion starting to permeate social media about #NoStirrupNovember: strength.
Whether you ride hunters, jumpers, western, dressage or eventing, riders all across Horse Nation are starting to discover just how much #NoStirrupNovember is paying off. Bonus shout-outs to the equestrians who have not only pulled their stirrups but are forging full-speed ahead with their regular fitness programs as well!
45 Minutes of no stirrups. My legs are screaming for mercy. Now time for kettle bells squats to add to the pain. #nostirrupnovember
— Jon Bicho (@TBEventr) November 12, 2016
— Farm House (@FarmHouseTack) November 14, 2016
— Jo Howarth (@dizziemess) November 14, 2016
— Cakes Crafts & Chaps (@cakescraftschap) November 14, 2016
It hurts when I sneeze. #nostirrupnovember
— Caroline Bearss (@ItsSweetC) November 18, 2016
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#nostirrupnovember okay so my eq is now better without stirrups. For the next 10 days cal (@my.grey.eventer ) and i are working on canter poles and flyings *yay* no seriously i am the worst at flyings. Im like okay montana we got this and he knows what hes doing but i dont soooo uh yeah well i cant wait to get my stirrups back and decorate for christmas bc why not :))) ⛄️
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Want to share your thoughts on No-Stirrup November? Tag #NoStirrupNovember on Instagram and Twitter to join the conversation — and go riding!