Speaking of Stirrups, Up They Go


Awareness of the outside world. “75 percent of eligible Americans have received at least one shot, and 70 percent support mask mandates in schools … a strong majority of Americans support requiring proof of vaccination to travel by airplane … parents who plan on vaccinating their kids has climbed to nearly 70 percent.” Press Run: Sorry Chuck Todd, America is not hopelessly “divided” over Covid. Boehlert Sep 8. Article is mainly about journalism practices. Wanted to take note. Not obvious from where I live or from reading the news.

Stirrups have been yanked up.

I had dropped them down to make it easy on my knees during the long, leisurely rides for the Virtual Tevis. [Tortoise Power]

When I went to raise them, I figured I might as well get it over with all at once. Why mess with successive approximation? Previously I had been riding with moderate dressage length stirrups. Zipped right past that. Stirrups are now at proper hunter/jumper level. For the first time in who knows how long.

Frederico Caprilli may have invented a more effective jumping position. No one said anything about it being a more comfortable position. Practical Horseman: Jim Wofford: A Tribute to Caprilli, May 1, 2019

Various body parts are taking turns voicing their opinion on the change.

Stay safe. Stay sane.

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