How to Adjust Your Western Saddle Stirrups

It all starts with a good footing, if you are new to riding or just want a refresher here is a quick guid on how to adjust your stirrups for a good ride!

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How to Adjust Your Western Saddle Stirrups
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To ride efficiently you need to be balanced in the saddle, to be balanced in the saddle you need to make sure both your stirrups are equal length

To ride efficiently you need to be balanced in the saddle, to be balanced in the saddle you need to make sure both your stirrups are equal length

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Take the stirrup in your hands

Take the stirrup in your hands

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If your saddle has stirrup keepers like this take them off by unbuckling them

If your saddle has stirrup keepers like this take them off by unbuckling them

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Some saddles have this quick adjust feature or they have a buckle the concept is still the same. Locate your slide or buckle and undo it

Some saddles have this quick adjust feature or they have a buckle the concept is still the same. Locate your slide or buckle and undo it

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These quick change slides may take some work to get off

These quick change slides may take some work to get off

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Slide the slide down

Slide the slide down

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Unhook from the stirrup leather

Unhook from the stirrup leather

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Count the holes

Count the holes

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Count the holes before the clamp on the other stirrup, this saddle is at 8 holes from the bottom of the stirrup leather before the two holes for the quick adjust.

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Put your thumb on the hole before the quick adjust

Put your thumb on the hole before the quick adjust

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Place the stirrup end into holes 9 and 10 in this case. Make sure the metal prongs are fully through the leather and slide the slide back up.

Place the stirrup end into holes 9 and 10 in this case. Make sure the metal prongs are fully through the leather and slide the slide back up.

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Reattach the stirrup keeper

Reattach the stirrup keeper

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All set

All set

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There you have it now lets go for a ride!

There you have it now lets go for a ride!

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