You’re better off riding once a week with not stirrups than for a whole month. It ends up being the same amount of rides stirrupless over the course of a year. It prevents both your soreness and yours horses if you’re bouncing around!
Not only do I incorporate no stirrup work weekly, but I do regular light weight leg exercises at home. I also take PEScience Amino IV (branch chain Amino acids, essential amino acids + electrolytes) which helps with recovery & soreness for your muscles.🤗