Originally Posted by Horseychick94
Ok so this crap has been grinding my gears lately. Every time I crack open a new Dover Saddlery catalog there are new "innovative" stirrups being invented. AND they are being endorsed and used by "professional" riders. Here's a tip. If you can't ride with normal stirrup irons then you can't ride worth *removed*. How bout instead of spending $100-$500 on some fancy stirrups, how bout you buy some regular irons and use the rest of your money on RIDING LESSONS? I mean sheesh, who the heck needs MAGNETS in their stirrups?! You can fall off anyways! If you can't keep your stirrups then you are either aiding wrong or not putting enough weight in them and your legs aren't secure. You think MAGNETS are going to keep you on your horse and make you a better rider? NO! It just masks the problem and proves how lazy you are by cutting corners!
Irons won't change your riding that drastically, sorry, I do not understand the point of your rant. IMO it's a fashion thing, mostly. Some will add a slight edge of security, but nothing substantial - except maybe the ontite irons. I have no issue with anyone wanting to spend whatever they want on irons, because really it won't make you majikally better. Plus some irons are meant to help those with hip/knee problems ride more comfortably.
Sorry, I think you're grasping at straws here