Thursday Video: No Stirrup, No Problem for Morgan Batton

Photo via Morgan Batton’s Facebook page.

And this here is why we do no-stirrup work, folks! When Morgan Batton’s stirrup broke during cross country at Pine Top Advanced last month, she kicked that bad boy free (you can see it go flying at around the 1:30 mark in the video above) and kept going a la Mark Todd. And not only did she turn in a double-clear round, she won her entire Intermediate Rider division! Her mount: I’m Sew Ready, formerly piloted through the five-star level by Phillip Dutton.


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As you can see in these photos, Morgan’s leg DOES NOT BUDGE and both her balance and her nerves appear unaffected as she tackles the rest of the course. Color us extremely impressed. Best of luck to Morgan and “Jackson” in their partnership!

Posted by Morgan Conrad Batton on Monday, February 28, 2022