A Step in the Right Direction; Choosing your Stirrups Dependent on Discipline!






Here at Equine Management we think stirrup irons should be paid more attention!

The choice of stirrup should depend on your customer’s discipline. For example Dressage riders generally have a longer, straighter riding position, with a stirrup length that allows the back to become straighter in their posture. The rider’s knee should maintain a bend, as it needs to act as a shock absorber. Dressage riders tend to put more weight into the balls of their feet, as opposed to the heel and ankle – this is because in jumping, the ankle is more of an ‘anchor’, with a closer angle, while in dressage, the leg is longer and closer to the horse’s ‘barrel’.

The jump rider sits further towards the back of the saddle and keeps the legs in a more forward position, with shorter stirrups. A too-long stirrups may cause the rider to balance on the horse’s neck or reins.

A pleasure riders or an endurance riders often like wider stirrups, partly because they may ride in wider boots, but also as they often ride with a longer length, and need the stirrups to take more weight.

The Royal Rider Stirrups, available to retailers to stock epitomise equestrian technology and performance. The functional, fabulous stirrups are ideal for specialist disciplines where performance is everything! Widely used by top professional horse rider’s the Royal Rider Stirrups offer complete foot stability and improved lower leg position in the saddle.

Available in a variety of different styles the Royal Rider Stirrup selection via Equine Management has something to suit every rider and equine discipline.

Designed and made in Italy the Royal Rider Stirrups are made using the highest quality materials and manufacturing controls offering lightweight stirrups with a wider foot bed offering rider’s improved balance and control in the saddle.

The fresh, technical and “sporty” design offers strength, quality and comfort but boasts technological advances such as progressive springs which allow the rider to obtain a higher comfort and providing sensitivity, stability and support when the rider’s weight is suspended in the stirrup.

The range of Royal Rider Stirrups uniquely offer cushioning mechanism integrated into the body of the stirrup allowing a structural level of flexibility and elasticity, whilst remaining secure. This promotes minimal pressure on the joints of the rider unlike conventional stirrups allowing them to remain comfortable in the saddle and protecting them from the physical wear and tear of regular horse riding.

Available in either standard shaped styles or the unique, exclusive design of offset side bars allowing the rider’s leg to sit straighter and provide a safe, “easy-out” feature. The cheese grater style stirrup tread is ideal for winter when muddy and wet riding boots can slip in standard rubber stirrup treads!

To find out more about stocking these top quality products visit the website www.equineman.com or Tel: 01825 840 002 to speak to the team. Or why not visit the website to see the range of Royal Rider products today at www.equineman.com


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