Well, I can’t say I’m necessarily excited that it’s No Stirrup November. I mean, I look forward to having new opportunities to improve myself, but there just isn’t a whole lot that’s fun about this month.
Each year, hundreds of dedicated equestrians tie their stirrups up or hide them in inaccessible places in an attempt to better their leg and impress their coach (let’s face it, that’s part of it!).
Between the screaming leg muscles and the fact that you feel as if you won’t be able to stand up straight for the rest of your life, it’s a good solid month of various degrees of torture. But it’s all worth it right?
In addition to having a bomb lower leg at the end of this month, we’re making No Stirrup November even more worth your while thanks to Total Saddle Fit.
We’re giving away a beautiful pair of calfskin stirrup leathers from Total Saddle Fit to the EN reader who most creatively illustrates their No Stirrup November pain. Here’s the full scoop:
How to enter: Email us at [email protected] or tag us on Instagram using #TSFNoStirrupNovember and show us exactly what lengths you’re going to in order to have a successful No Stirrup November. You can use a photo or a short video to show us your dedication.
When are entries due?: We’ve extended the entry deadline! Entries will now close on Monday, November 16 at 5 p.m. EST.
Who decides the winner?: We’ll post the top entries right here on EN and put them to a vote to decide the winner!
So let’s see those hidden stirrups and other torture devices, EN! We can all commiserate together.