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post #1 of 6 Old 01-09-2012, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Peacock vs. Phyllis stirrups

I just recently aquired a pair of peacock stirrups and had a question or two.

Should I switch my stirrups ?

For those of you who have both, do you use the peacock stirrups for certain things, like jumping, certain horses, etc....

I'm sure there are other questions, but I can't think of anymore right now. Thanks in advance :)
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I have both. I have fillis stirrups on my own saddles, peacocks on the ones that students ride in. The peacocks are just an added safety measure for me. Haven't ever had a situation that they were needed but it's nice knowing that they are there just in case.

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As MHF stated, the peacock stirrups are for safety, while fillis irons have no safety features.

I've never ridden in peacocks, but I used to ride in fillis hard irons. Now that I'm older and creakier, I've moved up to jointed stirrups.

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I don't like the peacocks, personally. I only have's on my sidesaddle.
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I always ride in safety irons just like my helmet. Better to have them and not need them than to wish you had them later. I dislocated my knee and tore my ACL years ago getting tossed off and hanging a foot in a stirrup on the may down! Landed in the dirt with the stirrup still on my boot! Scary.

I prefer the "foot free" style where the side is curved like an S over the peacock. The S style doesn't need the maintenance of replacing the leather tabs and rubber bands over time (which we all forget to do until the band breaks). I think the S style look much more professional and adult. It isn't noticeable that they are safety stirrups when you first look at them. They also feel the same as the fillis irons.

The company who made my dressage and jumping saddles highly recommends the S style also.
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