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#1 ladycascabel

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:04 PM

I'm just starting to ride hunter again after a layoff of several years. Sold all my tack then and am buying new (used!! Hello, eBay...).
I'm wondering what size stirrup I need?? The widest part of my boot sole measures 4 inches.
Never paid any attention to it before, but this time I'd like to get it right.

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#2 spike25

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:20 AM

With your little toe agianst the outside branch of the stirrup, you should be able to get a couple of fingers next to your big toe-so maybe an inch and a half, two inches. Big enough so you don't get caught but not so big your foot will slide thru.
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