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    04-29-2013, 08:14 PM
  #1
Foal
Stirrup Iron pads

I have a terrible case of foot slippage and I'm thinking about trying the cheese grater style of pads. I've used the regular rubber pads and right now I've got the sandpaper style. I really liked the sandpaper pads the first two times I used them, but they seemed to wear too quickly (and fill with dirt/sand). What do you think about the metal grater pads?

Has anyone tried anything alternative pads/iron combinations? I've been looking at these: Centaur Super Comfort Pad Fillis Stirrup Iron - Statelinetack.com and these: Composite Reflex Stirrup Irons | Dover Saddlery and I'm just curious of they offer superior stability and comfort.
     
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    04-29-2013, 08:18 PM
  #2
Showing
Why not instead think about why your foot is slipping out?
     
    04-29-2013, 08:25 PM
  #3
Foal
That's the real answer! I know it's me and not the pads, and I'm working on it (and looking for a little help)!
     
    04-29-2013, 08:35 PM
  #4
Showing
For me, I had the worst stirrup-slip/losing issues when I was pinching or collapsing somewhere and the weight couldn't get down the back of my legs.

The best thing that helped me was warming up in two point. Start at the walk.. grab mane and just do lots of figures and then when you feel secure transition to trot and warm up in trot as well.

This forces the weight down your legs. Whatever you feel is how it should feel once you are sitting down usually as well. That long grip down your leg feeling.
     
    04-29-2013, 09:45 PM
  #5
Showing
Be careful of your choice of pad as there may be a time you want your foot to slip out of the stirrup. Are you losing both or just one side? If one side your position is crooked. Your shoulders and waist line should look like I and not >. That is your rib cage closing the space to your pelvis. If you are right handed it will be the right side that has shortened, thus the loss of the stirrup.
     
    04-30-2013, 01:43 AM
  #6
Weanling
Check out these pads! They're like the Centaur Comfort pads, but they're cheaper. They also have great reviews!

Super Comfort Iron Pads - Stirrup Leathers from SmartPak Equine
     
    04-30-2013, 08:24 AM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by petitepyromaniac    
Check out these pads! They're like the Centaur Comfort pads, but they're cheaper. They also have great reviews!

Super Comfort Iron Pads - Stirrup Leathers from SmartPak Equine
Thanks, I'll check those out!
     
    04-30-2013, 08:28 AM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Be careful of your choice of pad as there may be a time you want your foot to slip out of the stirrup. Are you losing both or just one side? If one side your position is crooked. Your shoulders and waist line should look like I and not >. That is your rib cage closing the space to your pelvis. If you are right handed it will be the right side that has shortened, thus the loss of the stirrup.
I lose them both, but I have the most trouble with my right foot. In my right foot, I have a screw in the joint where my big toe and foot bone come together, which often causes pain while in the stirrup. I'm thinking the metal pads might be too hard and may aggravate that situation.

I will pay more attention to how aligned I am (or am not). I am right handed and do have an anatomical issue in my right foot, which could be part of the problem. As for the left foot, well, maybe I'm just not keeping my heels down enough all the way around.

Thanks for your feedback!
     
    04-30-2013, 09:09 AM
  #9
Showing
I couldn't get to the link from petes, so I assume she was talking about this one: Super Comfort Iron Pads - Stirrup Leathers from SmartPak Equine

I have them. I guess they help with the slippage as well, but I mostly got them because those cheap ones were wearing out in no time (so I wanted something more sturdy). They are nice though.
     
    04-30-2013, 09:50 AM
  #10
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
I couldn't get to the link from petes, so I assume she was talking about this one: Super Comfort Iron Pads - Stirrup Leathers from SmartPak Equine

I have them. I guess they help with the slippage as well, but I mostly got them because those cheap ones were wearing out in no time (so I wanted something more sturdy). They are nice though.
For some reason, none of the links work for me. I was able to search Smartpak to find what (I think) you both posted. I think I'll give them a try.

The ones I was looking at at State Line (Centaur Super Comfort Pad Fillis Stirrup Iron - Statelinetack.com) are for the irons and the pads. It looks like the ones at Smartpak (Super Comfort Iron Pads - Stirrup Leathers from SmartPak Equine) are just the pads - will they fit on my standards irons (4.75)?
     

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