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Foxtrot's
May. 26, 2012, 10:43 PM
Silly question, one that I debated before posting:

How does one gallop in a western saddle? Can you two-point with those longer stirrups?

Shermy
May. 26, 2012, 10:53 PM
Yes. Personally, I dont find it that different riding in a western or dressage saddle.

WildBlue
Jun. 1, 2012, 02:53 PM
Yup, two-point and half-seat in a western saddle is very easy.

cutter99
Jun. 1, 2012, 04:06 PM
You don't have to ride with REALLY long stirrups. Some western disiciplines do ride with the stirrups at almost an "English" length.

CR Gorge Girl
Jun. 3, 2012, 11:54 AM
You don't have to ride with REALLY long stirrups. Some western disiciplines do ride with the stirrups at almost an "English" length.

I ride with fairly short stirrups, makes for a stronger leg and enables you to post easy. Plus I barrel race...

Huntertwo
Jun. 3, 2012, 06:24 PM
Silly question, one that I debated before posting:

How does one gallop in a western saddle? Can you two-point with those longer stirrups?

Watch barrel racing. The majority raise themselves out of the saddle
in between barrels or heading home.