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Safety Stirrups
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lastqueenofscotland · 08/02/2021 18:40

My usually quiet ex racehorse is being reminded by this weather that she is indeed full thoroughbred... and we’ve had a few hairy moments of late! While we’ve not parted company (yet...) I’m not keen on the idea of being dragged.
I’ve not owned a pair of safety stirrups since I had peacock stirrups in my pony club days, around the time of the Norman Conquests, I presume technology has moved on.
What can people recommend?

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Sticki · 08/02/2021 19:26

I recently bought some Acavello Arena stirrups and have been very pleased with them, despite being what I think is a ridiculous price for a pair of stirrups. Many of the other brands are much mire expensive. I also have peacocks for my kids.

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SnowmanDrinkingSnowballs · 08/02/2021 19:55

I’m a bit puzzled by the acavello sizing, they only seem to have one size, 12cm, is that the size of the stirrup tread?

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Sticki · 09/02/2021 12:26

The size is the width of the tread where your boot goes.

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Forest90 · 09/02/2021 18:57

I love my flex on - safe ons. They were really expensive, but I find them really supportive and wouldn’t go back to riding in anything else.

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HappyGirlNow · 09/02/2021 22:57

Ophena magnetic stirrups - they’re amazing and super safe!

I’ve also had flex-ons and Freejump safety stirrups which I liked..

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Leaninghouse · 12/02/2021 20:15

I have a pair of safe rider which I love and have saved me a couple of times

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Polkadotties · 12/02/2021 21:00

I’m going to get a pair of techs. I have heard good things about the new le Mieux ones.

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pinkpolo · 14/02/2021 14:13

I use Acavallo arena stirrups and I find them really comfy to ride in.

Just a word of warning about Flex on stirrups. I recently had the safe on version with the ultra grip - as recommended by the retailer I bought them from. I had a fall from my young horse and my foot got completely stuck. I'm talking lying on the ground, foot completely wedged in the stirrup.

Luckily my horse is a saint and just stood there until I was rescued (again very lucky someone came as I often ride alone!). I feel sick thinking about it as if I'd been out hacking, it would have been a completely different story.

The Flex on arm didn't break off as it should, and the grip kept my boot completely stuck. I got rid after this and will never ever use anything like that again! Nothing safe about these stirrups and it's put me off buying anything that has 'grip'. So dangerous.

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midnightstar66 · 14/02/2021 14:18

I agree with avoiding grip. We ended up using a pair yesterday and when trying to slide DD's foot to the right position it wouldn't budge, I thought at the tone that cannot be safe. Free jump are popular but I've heard reports of them snapping and questions about their safety. I do love the Acavallo ones.

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