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    02-04-2009, 01:32 PM
  #1
Foal
advice on stirrups

Hi all,
I just bought a barefoot London dressage saddle. I only trail ride and bought this saddle because of the comfort. I have typically been a western rider, but feel in love with the barefoot (treeless) saddle.
My question is about stirrups. I have to shop for stirrups and would like advice on them first. I don't know if I want regular stirrup irons or like an endurance stirrup (they look like they have a wider foot). I have never ridden with the endurance type stirrups and would like feed back. I am not concerned about looks, but safety and comfort for trail riding.

Thanks for your input!
     
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    02-04-2009, 03:20 PM
  #2
Weanling
I have no idea what they are called but on my english saddle I have stirrups that have a protion in them that are bendable. They are really comfortable because they reduce stress on your ankles.
     
    02-04-2009, 03:24 PM
  #3
Weanling
I found some. These particular ones are expensive. I don't know how much mine cost and I don't know if they come at cheaper prices so they might not work for you if you are on a budget.

Royal Rider Flexible Stirrups from SmartPak Equine
     
    02-06-2009, 02:35 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I use a pair of caged padded endurance stirrups. They are very comfy and allow me to wear tennis shoes if I forget my boots! I have knee problems and they really help with that.
http://www.aretesaddlery.com/tack/ta.../prod_156.html

My ridding buddy uses these safety stirrups, with the cages. They have wide tread for better balance, and you can wear your tennis shoes .
http://www.aretesaddlery.com/tack/ta.../prod_155.html

If you want a more traditional English look, then Jointed stirrups are the way to go. My daughter had these on her saddle and they are very nice.
http://www.aretesaddlery.com/tack/ta...s/prod_86.html
     

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