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post #1 of 4 Old 02-04-2009, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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advice on stirrups

Hi all,
I just bought a barefoot London dressage saddle. I only trail ride and bought this saddle because of the comfort. I have typically been a western rider, but feel in love with the barefoot (treeless) saddle.
My question is about stirrups. I have to shop for stirrups and would like advice on them first. I don't know if I want regular stirrup irons or like an endurance stirrup (they look like they have a wider foot). I have never ridden with the endurance type stirrups and would like feed back. I am not concerned about looks, but safety and comfort for trail riding.

Thanks for your input!
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-04-2009, 04:20 PM
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I have no idea what they are called but on my english saddle I have stirrups that have a protion in them that are bendable. They are really comfortable because they reduce stress on your ankles.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-04-2009, 04:24 PM
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I found some. These particular ones are expensive. I don't know how much mine cost and I don't know if they come at cheaper prices so they might not work for you if you are on a budget.

Royal Rider Flexible Stirrups from SmartPak Equine

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post #4 of 4 Old 02-06-2009, 03:35 PM
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I use a pair of caged padded endurance stirrups. They are very comfy and allow me to wear tennis shoes if I forget my boots! I have knee problems and they really help with that.

My ridding buddy uses these safety stirrups, with the cages. They have wide tread for better balance, and you can wear your tennis shoes .

If you want a more traditional English look, then Jointed stirrups are the way to go. My daughter had these on her saddle and they are very nice.
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