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post #1 of 6 Old 11-26-2010, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Stirrups and Leathers

Okay well I know what saddle Im going to be buying, but it doesnt come with stirrups or leathers, so how do I know what length of stirrup leathers to buy? As well as what type of stirrups to buy?
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-26-2010, 03:30 PM
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I'm not sure about the length, but look at M Touluse leathers - they are awesome for the price (broke and nice leather). Dover Saddlery | Marcel Toulouse Dressage Stirrup Leathers . (dressage) or Dover Saddlery | Marcel Toulouse Lined Stirrup Leathers . (jumping).

As for stirrups I personally go with the cheapest ones from Dover Dover Saddlery | Fillis Style Stirrup Irons....
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Do you know the saddle brand? If so you can look for matching leathers. Some brands' idea of a color is different than others. Also, it depends on what kind of stirrups you want to buy. You can get regular cheap ones like in the ad that kitten posted or spend more and get safety irons or stirrups that improve position and act as shock absorbers. If you go to sites like & you'll see a wide selection of what you're looking for.
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well I'm not really worried about the color so much as needing to know what length to buy. and the saddle is a collegiate.
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-27-2010, 10:24 PM
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Most adults or full grown teens take 54" leathers. If you're short, 5'5" or under, you would do likely best in 48" leathers.

4 3/4" stirrup irons are standard adult size. If you have really small feet, size 6 or smaller, then 4.5" irons would probably be better. I prefer peacock or similar safety irons for jumping. If you're a Dressage rider, jointed irons are great. If you do both jumping and dressage, then stick with the safety irons.
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