Some of these are the animals to try your mettle and seat, and I was only once thrown, owing to a stirrup-leather breaking.
Tie the rascal to your stirrup-leather, Juan, and let us be moving.
He went up to the horse, patted it, measured the length of the stirrup-leather, and then turned to Fitz.
And Punch limped painfully to the side of the second dragoon, while Pen took hold of the stirrup-leather of the first.
In great haste, Harun's horse was saddled, but in mounting the stirrup-leather broke.
Even the pony felt the good influence and almost broke into a trot as Kim laid a hand on the stirrup-leather.
But you'll never teach those lads to ride if you are always at their stirrup-leather, like this.
Twice he nearly lost hold of the stirrup-leather and would have fallen; then at last became aware of slackening pace.
Thus did Ardassan Ougli speak, after receiving the stirrup-leather from one of his masters.
The third pommel should be so placed that it will just span the knee when the stirrup-leather is of the right length.