I got my foot caught in the stirrup yesterday and got dragged/trampled. Luckily I only have bruises to show fit it, but it is definitely time to look at some safety stirrups. Here are a few I am considering:
Browsing Store - Thornhill Foot Free Safety Stirrup
Mountain Horse Quick Release Stirrups
Browsing Store - Korsteel Fillis Peacock Stirrup Irons w/ Pads
Opinions? Are there other styles out there that you would suggest?
Glad you are OK
We have used several styles you listed for our Students, here is another option, they all seem to work, no accidents, just personal preference for you.
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If you ride english, the peacocks are pretty simple and cheap. The only problem with them are that the rubber bands easily come off and are a pain to relocate. :D The bands a cheap the replace, just get annoying!
I'd love to learn more about your second option, the mountain horse quick releases, though. If anyone knows about them!
The mountain horse quick release seem to have the ssame advantages of the peacocks without the disadvantage of losing the bands. Although if price is any issue, I'd go with peacocks. But those are the ones I have experience with so I'm a bit biased.
Keep in mind that most peacock stirrups have a weight limit of 125-150 lbs.
I have these:
Kwik-Out Stirrups - Dover Saddlery.
The only reason I bought these is because I can't show in the peacock ones. So I got these. I like them ok, I'm not sure I really like the stirrup pad it has, I wish they had other pads for it, but the safety feature of the stirrup is pretty nice. I have only fallen off once with these, and my foot did not get stuck in the stirrup. I broke my femur, but at least my foot came out of the stirrup.
I use something like the first one and like them, haven't had a problem with them yet.
Why do people both with safety stirrups? :|
I find them very uncomfortable and they don't work half the time. >-<
I find my (non-safety) stirrups easier to get out of...
Hmm, maybe it's just a personal preference. -shrugs-
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