Input on stirrups, please

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  • Peacock safety stirrup weight limit
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    03-01-2009, 03:28 PM
Input on stirrups, please

I am buying stirrup leathers so I don't have to keep adjusting them on the lesson horse I ride. I am just buying a cheap pair of leathers. But, I do want to buy a pair of decent stirrups. I was thinking of just getting the safety stirrups with the rubber band for while I'm learning, but then I saw these. They are safety stirrups but have a nicer look.

Kwik-Out Stirrups - Dover Saddlery

Anyone ever us them? I gather safety stirrups are the smartest route for a beginner rider, or else I'd get something with a different function, based on comfort.

Thanks for the input.
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    03-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Never tried the style you posted, we always have used this style, all our students use them too.

    03-01-2009, 03:43 PM

That style you posted is what I am currently using.
    03-01-2009, 07:23 PM
Green Broke
Any kind of safety stirrups are fine. Peacock stirrups have a weight limit of 125-150 lbs, depending on how well they're made, so you have to keep that in mind.

You're also better off buying a GOOD pair of leathers. Cheap leathers will quickly stretch, so you end up with uneven stirrups. They are even often uneven from the factory...

To avoid stretching (even good leathers will stretch eventually), I would recommend Wintec Webbers. They are really easy to switch from one saddle to the next as well. Once you have them set for your length, then you never have to unbuckle them. They adjust at the bottom, at your ankle. They are also less bulky under your leg. They're a bit hard to find in brown, but if you look around you should be able to find a pair. I can help you do some digging if you can't locate a pair.
    03-01-2009, 07:30 PM

Thanks for the info! I plan on getting a saddle within the year, and would then be buying better leathers. Will cheap leathers stretch that quickly?
    03-01-2009, 08:44 PM
Cheap leathers are not only dangerous but they will stretch very quickly, in as little as a few weeks if used often.
Wintec leathers are a great option because they don't stretch very quickly and are very durable with little maintenince.
    03-01-2009, 09:41 PM
Well, the wintec are even cheaper than what I was going to get, so if they are good, ill just save that money and buy the wintec.
    03-02-2009, 01:03 AM
Green Broke
I'd go with the Webbers over the traditional "leathers." The synthetic leathers, with a traditional buckle, can be pretty bulky under your thigh, and can cause pain in a sitting trot.
    03-03-2009, 02:25 AM
I would just get plain iron stirrups. I've seen so many people with the new stirrups with gimmicks and they just don't work as well.
    03-04-2009, 01:22 PM
You could get s curved stirrups.

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