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You can choose from a wide array of stirrups depending on the purpose you are after as some stirrup irons are more practical for jumping while some are designed for regular comfort rides. Stirrups have evolved over the centuries and most are no longer even made of iron, instead been made of steels or other synthetic materials like hard plastics.
The most traditional types of stirrups are manufactured in a different grades of stainless. Their classic appearance makes them popular, acceptable and affordable for both casual riding and the show riders alike.
Quick Release Stirrups or Safety Stirrups
Quick release stirrups are intended to prevent a rider's foot from being caught in a stirrup improving the safety for both rider and horse. The most common form of safety stirrup has an open side that is then "closed" with a rubber ring that is attached to a leather tab. These stirrups are popular amongst riding schools and for newer or inexperienced riders.
How to Select the Right Size Stirrup for your horse
No matter what kind of stirrup you plan to ride in, the most important thing to remember is correct sizing. Your stirrups should be about 3 centimetres (or around one inch) wider than the width of your boot. You don’t want your boot to fit too snugly and you also don’t want your stirrup to be too wide. This could allow your foot could slip more easily and can become a safety issue.
If you are still unsure of the right stirrups to buy, then come and visit us at a Horseland Saddle Centre near you and speak to one of our friendly experts.