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post #11 of 34 Old 11-11-2012, 10:01 AM
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I ride in an english rigged torsion treeless endurance saddle. One of the best changes I made to my set up is to get alum x-wide aussie oxbow stirrups, which I prefer over the EZ Ride stirrup. I haven't needed a seat saver, as my saddle is already comfy, especially combined with my equipedic pad.

FYI, another thing to consider for comfort is type of shoes you ride in. After trying out various brands of paddock boots, I became a fan of Mt. Horse. Then, last year I switched to the ariat enduro tennis shoe. My feet thought they died and went to heaven. The ariat tennis shoe is amazing and makes a huge difference in comfort when riding trails.

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post #12 of 34 Old 11-11-2012, 10:17 AM
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I recently switched from standard english stirrups with my aussie saddle to the 4-bar australian stirrups.



I like the wider base of my foot, but I'm not crazy about how heavy they are or their angular shape. The EZ ride stirrups with a cage sound interesting:



I'm used to riding with my foot in the 'home' position, so I don't know if these would allow my foot to go far enough in to feel comfortable to me. But with the extra width of the bottom of the stirrup, it might work. It's tempting...

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I'm used to riding with my foot in the 'home' position, so I don't know if these would allow my foot to go far enough in to feel comfortable to me. But with the extra width of the bottom of the stirrup, it might work. It's tempting...
I use these stirrups. When I ride with my hiking boots, if I don't use half-chaps, the tongue of my boots keep my feet from riding "home". With regular riding boots, they fit in the "home" position just fine. The cages make home be a safe home.
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post #14 of 34 Old 11-11-2012, 02:19 PM
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^^ Thank you for the info! Looks like I know what I want for Christmas...
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^^ Thank you for the info! Looks like I know what I want for Christmas...
I find that if I order my own Christmas present, I get what I want.
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post #16 of 34 Old 11-11-2012, 04:08 PM
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I love my seat saver & my riding partner finally got one & that lets her ride more often.
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post #17 of 34 Old 11-11-2012, 04:20 PM
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I use these, : Composite REFLEX Wide track Stirrups - Black - 4.75"

Wish they came in 5 inch. BSMS I had same issue with the brass aussi's. You will really like these, a bit wider than the brass aussie but not over kill like th eendurance ones. And light weight.
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post #18 of 34 Old 11-12-2012, 12:32 PM
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I just went for a ride, and I made an observation about the caged stirrups. If you have big feet, there is no way that you are going to be able to ride in a "home" position. I just really haven't paid that much attention. My feet are not small, but most men have bigger feet than most women, at least in my experience. My feet tend to ride back so that I am on the balls of my feet, which is ok with me, but it might not be with some people.

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post #19 of 34 Old 11-15-2012, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Joe, I like the looks of those Reflex wide track stirrups. I think I'll give those a try. THANKS! And thanks to eberypne else for all of the info. I'm SO confused! LOL

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post #20 of 34 Old 11-16-2012, 10:43 PM
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this is what I've changed to recently. And I really like them. Very comfortable. And I have alot less knee pain.

Tough-1 Polymer Cushioned Trail Stirrups - Statelinetack.com

Im going to order these soon. And give them a whirl.

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