Nowadays, technology has advanced and we get to enjoy the fruits of tech even in horseback riding. One of the best inventions in the equestrian world are magnetic safety stirrups that provide riders with ultimate safety. So, how do you recognize the best magnetic safety stirrups and what makes them the best?
In this article, we will look at the features of best safety stirrups and what riders should pay attention to.
What are magnetic safety stirrups?
First things first: what are magnetic safety stirrups and how do they differ from regular safety stirrups? Based on the name, you can already guess: they have magnets.
When we talk about safety stirrups, we mean regular stirrups that have a safety mechanism. The purpose of this mechanism is to release the rider's foot in case of a fall and minimise the risk of the rider getting dragged behind the horse.
For instance, peacock stirrups are classic safety stirrups that have a rubber band on the outside that works as a release mechanism.
However, Ophena's magnetic safety stirrups provide a little bit more oomph in the aspect of safety: they have a magnetic connection between the rider's boot and the stirrups, keeping the rider's foot in place. And because of that, they can offer a completely open outside.
Ophena magnetic safety stirrups - why are they loved all over the world?
There are different safety stirrups on the market, but of course, we want to brag with our Ophena S and Ophena S Pro: in fact, Ophena S has gotten over 1300 five-star reviews. Here is why:
- They feature an open side for the best possible safety
- Magnetic connection keeps the rider's foot in the right place
- Ophena S and Ophena S Pro have a beautiful design
- Possibility for customized engraving
- Smart Attach™-system for easy attachment and detachment
- They come with magnetic insoles for "plug & play"
Below, you can see how Ophena S and Ophena S Pro work in action:
How to recognize the best (magnetic) safety stirrups?
When we discuss safety stirrups of any kind, the most important feature is, of course, the safety mechanism. It is always important to check how the safety mechanism works and if it is fail-safe or not. You want to ensure that your foot will always release in case of an accident.
For instance, in Ophena magnetic safety stirrups, the outside of the stirrup is completely open, ensuring that the rider's foot will release in case of an accident.
Also, you want to make sure that the stirrups have been made of strong material and that they will not break. While plastic safety stirrups may seem alluring for their light weight, they may break easier. Ophena, on the other hand, manufactures the magnetic safety stirrups with stainless steel.
In addition, proper grip in your safety stirrups is important to make sure your foot will not slip out of the stirrups. Our Ophena S Pro has an enhanced grip, making sure that you can ride in any weather.
Ready to get yours?
If you are ready to get your own magnetic safety stirrups, you can place an order on our website and get your new safety stirrups delivered. Simply choose the stirrups you want, pick the size of your insoles, choose the color, and finalize the order.
Our stirrups come with 60-day money back guarantee! Also, remember to check our safety stirrup reviews.