Stirrups

Champion1969

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I'm currently posting this message from my hospital bed after my saddle slipped whilst I was closing a gate, unfortunately I couldnt release my feet from my stirrups, thankfully my horse helped me along with that. Result; a nasty torn hamstring, so now I'm on the hunt for safety stirrup recommadations please, maybe a bit too later after the horse has bolted 😀
 

fairyclare

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Freejumps!! I had an accident 2 years ago and although it was noting to do with getting caught in the stirrup I looked at my current tack and changed my stirrups as I could easily have been dragged or caught up.
 

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Another vote for Freejumps. They are expensive but so safe and they feel so secure when you're riding. So glad I bought mine - think of it as an investment in your safety!
 
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I have a pair of bent leg stirrups, which are sort of safety ones I think, They weren't too expensive. In fact Champion if they are any good to you can have them for postage costs ! I no longer ride
 

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We have bow balance rather than free jump - nothing much between them price wise but for XC / eventing we found them more secure than the free jumps for a light rider. Both disengage really easily in a fall. Plus the spring action takes pressure off knees and ankles if you spend a long time in the saddle.
 

MouseInLux

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I just got myself some freejumps, I switched from the normal sprenger stirrups which I had been using for my knees.
I love my freejumps, they stick to my feet and also have enough flex on them to absorb the shock that used to kill my knees.
 

MagicMelon

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I like my simple bent leg irons - cheap and basic but I think they do the job. Freejumps are so expensive I personally couldnt spend so much on them when compared to the usual cheap stainless steel ones, their only difference I see is they're lighter.
 
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