Icelandic Type Safety Stirrups

I got sent these to try from a company, much appreciated, I like to have the opportunity to test items. They are the double bent leg with the top rotated 90 degrees.

I liked the stirrups, they do hang very still and are easy to pick up when I lost one intentionally. They are a nice weight, some on the market I have found very weighty.

I wasn’t able to continue the trial as I have issues with one of my feet. It kept losing the stirrup and slipping round. No reflection on the item.

From what I did see and use I liked them. Just be aware when you run up the stirrups the slots do press into your saddle. There are little stirrup covers on the market now, maybe for this type.

Please note these are left and right specific as are the single bent legs.

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Compositi Matrix Stirrup Toe Cages

I have these to try, see how we get on. I do know a lady using these and she finds them ideal. They fit over standard stirrups, you just remove the tread. Underneath these they have two easy to use fixing screws on each.

Probably not the prettiest design out there, but I don’t care much on looks, just if it works, price and ease of use. These come in children and adult sizes.

What safety stirrups do you use and why? let me know and I might do a post on those. If not, why not?

Please be aware that some of the Matrix cages on the market DO NOT FIT THE Compositi PLASTIC STIRRUPS, only the Premium has a removable tread. I have still been unable to get it to fit, so if you can do let me know.

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Matrix Caged Stirrup