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wow, ring stirrups, rawhide reata, and no cowboy boots.
She did it her way.
I'd noticed the stirrups and the shoes, I'd have never noticed the rawhide reata, though I have used one a couple times from the ground. (You should see what my spell-check is trying to do with "reata!" - lol )
Now I'm curious to know what your spell check said. Mine didn't even blink because it's a word that I use and have in my dictionary.
Brig, what's the deal with ring stirrups? I've been around horse gear before, but I'd never seen a ring stirrup until this picture. Do they have some advantage over regular stirrups?
They are usually called oxbow stirrups, and this explains them better than I can: http://animals.mom.me/benefits-oxbow-stirrups-3330.html
Ok, so Josie probably grew up riding, so she knows the proper riding position, and thus the oxbow stirrups help her maintain that position. Makes sense. Thanks for the education.