Stirrup

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A modren wirkin stirrup on an endurance ridin saidle

A stirrup is a licht frame or raing that hauds the fit o a rider, attached tae the saidle bi a strap, eften cried a stirrup laither. Stirrups are uisually paired an are uised tae aid in moontin an as a support while uisin a ridin ainimal (usually a horse or ither equine, sic as a mule).[1] Thay greatly increase the rider's ability tae stay in the saidle an control the moont, increasin the ainimal's uisefuness tae humans in auries sic as communication, transportation an warfare.

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  1. "Merriam-Webster Online, "Stirrup", definition 1". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009.