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post #1 of 4 Old 01-19-2018, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question Foot Free Stirrup Irons...?

I'm looking into getting some new stirrup irons, and some foot free ones caught my eye. Does anyone have any? If so what are your thoughts? Are they good for both dressage and jumping? Do they feel very different from regular stirrup irons?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-26-2020, 09:11 AM
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Hey there! I'm not sure about the Foot Free Stirrups per se, but if you're looking for safety stirrups, Freejump Stirrups have a lot of positive reviews for being the best breakaway (a little more reliable than the classic rubber side-release stirrups). Horse Rookie has a great roundup of the best stirrups for jumping.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-26-2020, 09:41 AM
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The only time we use safety stirrups is for younger/newer riders just in case.

I'm an old school at heart and use classic stirrup irons for my hunters and then these for my jumpers.
https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/lo...SABEgLsIfD_BwE

If you're worried about falling or your foot getting caught then I'd suggest the good ole old school stirrups with the rubber band. Guaranteed breakaway but still gives you the solid foundation of a traditional iron.
I would suggest keeping extra bands with you all the time, though, since they are prone to popping off ;)
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For some reason, I very rarely worry about getting a boot caught in a stirrup when riding western. English, however, gives me nightmares. I cannot slide my boot into regular fillis irons without feeling my heart rate increase. I'm fairly confident in saying if I rode in fillis irons for any decent length of time I'd eventually have some sort of panic attack. I know that the safety bar on my saddle is down, but still all I can think of is a picture of me getting dragged. So when I ride English, I always ride in peacock irons. I've never liked those foot free ones, they all seem to have a wonky balance and they feel very clunky on my foot, but peacock irons have the feel of a fillis iron without the panic inducing terror (for me). I have a pack of extra bands for them but I've never had to use them … my bands are pretty tight and have never popped off. My fear of getting a boot caught in regular irons is so bad that if I absolutely have to ride in fillis irons, I will completely remove the leathers and ride with no stirrups at all. Last time I had an English lesson I rode that way. Made it 45 minutes into the hour lesson before my thighs gave out cantering in two point lol. After that it was deep seat only.

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