Classic stirrups are perfectly adequate for adults in normal conditions. Problems can arise when the horse rears, bucks, becomes startled and rears or bucks. Then the rider's foot can get caught in the stirrup. This is one of the most dangerous situations when riding. Safety stirrups provide a solution to this problem. They differ from the classic designs in that they release the foot quickly under such circumstances. Various techniques are used for this: safety caps, turning stirrups, stirrups with joints or stirrups with one side made of an elastic band.
Some safety stirrups have a folding mechanism. Stirrups with safety caps are particularly suitable for beginners and children. The caps prevent the foot from slipping through the stirrup and getting caught. The disadvantage is that these stirrups are visually conspicuous. All safety stirrups must be sufficiently wide.
Stirrup leathers in English riding are attached to the saddle and extend downwards, but not all stirrup leathers can be combined with all saddles.
The stirrup leathers on monoblate saddles are designed a little differently from those on other saddles. You must use stirrup leathers that are specially designed for this type of attachment. In addition, one-piece stirrup leathers feature special protection to protect the saddle from damage, which you don't need with wraparound stirrup leathers designed for double flap saddles.
The stirrups themselves, on the other hand, can be combined with all stirrup leathers, you just have to make sure that you attach your stirrups properly to the straps so that you can rely on them in any situation.
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