Aluminum Barrel Stirrups

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    02-18-2012, 01:10 PM
Aluminum Barrel Stirrups

I just bought a pair of aluminum barrel stirrups and after I put them on I realized that the are curved! Does the curve face into the horse or out? I've always used rawhide stirrups but I thought I would try something new.

Here is a picture of them:
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    02-18-2012, 01:17 PM
Green Broke
I am 99% sure the curve faces the back..
    02-18-2012, 02:04 PM
So when they are hanging down flat against the horses side would the curve be against them or facing out? Sorry! I am having a hard time envisioning them with my feet in them to try and figure it out that way.
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    02-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Green Broke
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    02-18-2012, 03:12 PM
Thank you! I've got it figured out now.
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    02-18-2012, 08:09 PM
....I neeeedddd those stirrups to match my purple o.o

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    02-18-2012, 08:26 PM
They would look great! I got them for Christmas this year but if you search aluminum barrel stirrups in google they will come up! :) They are kind of pricey though! My dad got them cheaper at a tack shop. I love the purple in her/his tail! What brand is it? I was thinking about getting one for my mare but the ones I was looking at seemed to expensive for something that she will probably figure out how to ruin. She is very good at that! Lol!
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    02-18-2012, 08:35 PM
I'm definitely going to have to get some. LOL I'm so obsessed.

I got those particular extensions here:

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I LOVE them. I ordered four, my cat absolutely SHREDDED one, soooo now I ride with three. Lol I was worried about the clips not being strong enough, I clipped them in my hair and tried to pull and I couldn't for the life of my get them out. I think I would have ripped my own hair out before those puppies came loose.
    02-18-2012, 08:42 PM
Haha! I think I will have have to get myself some! I am obsessed with color coordinating all my horses too! My gelding just got ALL new lime green zebra matching tack!
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    02-18-2012, 08:45 PM
That sounds awesome! I'm guilty, at every barrel race, I always cheer hardest for the horses in matching tack....;D

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