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[RC] Knee galls - Nell Lindquist

 I use "fake fleece" tubes to cover my stirrups, as I was having the same
rubbing problem. They are as not bulky as the sheepskin, and have held up
well so far. I have not had problems with them twisting, shifting, riding
up, etc. 
 I just recycled a set of fleecey tubes that I had purchased for a
halter. I use the one that goes over the crown and the one that goes over
the nose of the halter. One is a little shorter than the other, but it's
not a huge size difference. If you have short legs, like me, they cover
plenty of stirrup and have the added advantage of being cheaper than real


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The very essence of our sport is doing the trail as quickly as practicable,
while keeping one's horse fit to continue.  Taking the clock out of the
equation makes it another sport altogether.  The challenge is how to keep
the sport what it is while honing our skills (both as riders and as those
in control roles) in detecting where "the edge" is for each horse so that
we don't cross it. 
~  Heidi Smith
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