Finding good stirrup leathers
is very important, however some riders think this is enough, you will also need a good quality stirrup (also known as stirrup irons). A stirrup is a ring or frame shaped piece of tack that is attached to the saddle with a stirrup leather
. The use of a stirrup helps the rider with mounting their horse, it also acts as an addition form of support whilst you are on the saddle itself riding.
Find the right stirrup is of paramount importance for all riders, unfortunately it is not a case of one size fits all. There are many different variations and styles available to you, there have been a large number of riding accident that have been caused by the riding boot
slipping through the stirrup and the lodging the riders foot. Investing in a good, high quality pair of stirrups is definitely worth it to evade avoidable accidents occurring.
Ensuring you have the correct size stirrup irons is vital, a good way to measure the size of the stirrup you require is to take a measurement of your foot whilst wearing the boots you ride in and add on 2.5cm either side of the footwear to determine the correct size. For younger or novice riders, stirrups with peacock rubbers are available.
The stirrups on offer from Online for Equine come in all sorts of styles and types from the biggest names in the equestrian industry; so you know when you buy from us you are getting stirrup irons you can trust.