Running up your stirrups is something you should make habit before you leave the arena every time you ride. Not only does it make it easier for you to remove your saddle, because you don't have these long stirrups hitting you in the stomach. But, it is actually a matter of safety for you and your horse! Leaving your stirrups down and then walking through the barn leaves your stirrups at the perfect height to get caught on trunks, saddle racks and anything else left in barn aisles. If your stirrup gets caught on something that could cause your horse to spook, possible running you over or anyone else nearby. So, just be safe and run up your stirrups! It's simple, follow the step by step instructions below.
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