If you ride a lot and spend hours and hours in the saddle every week, it's essential to feel comfortable during your rides. Having comfortable safety stirrups can make your ride a lot more enjoyable and even help prevent pain or discomfort. Ophena safety stirrups have received impeccable reviews from our customers who have experienced the comfort that Ophena stirrups.
In this article, we will look at how Ophena can help equestrians feel more comfortable in a saddle.
What makes safety stirrups comfortable?
At Ophena, we believe that your safety stirrups should work with you and not against you. Your safety stirrups should help you to improve your posture, absorb impact, give you support, and stay with you in hectic situations.
We have achieved this by designing stirrups that allow you to focus on your ride without worrying about your stirrups.
Magnetic safety stirrups: Ophena S and Ophena S Pro
Our magnetic safety stirrups, Ophena S and Ophena S Pro, feature a magnetic connection that places your foot in the correct spot and keeps it there. Many of our customers have reported decreased joint pain and improved leg and foot position, thanks to the magnetic connection that keeps your foot where it should be.
In addition to the magnetic connection, our magnetic safety stirrups have excellent treading which improves the grip. Rain or shine, your foot will stay exactly where it should.
In fact, one of our customers said she once forgot to put her magnetic insoles in the boots, and still felt that her foot stayed nicely in the stirrups and didn't slip or cause discomfort. These are the kind of stories we like to hear!
Safety stirrups: Ophena A
Our safety stirrup, Ophena A, also includes excellent grip but it doesn't have a magnetic connection. This is because we wanted to create a stirrup that would also serve dressage riders and those who simply wish not to have magnetic stirrups.
Also, Ophena A has integrated dampening which allows for better shock absorption. This enables the stirrup to move with you and to absorb shocks from bigger impacts, such as a landing from a big fence.
What our customers say
You don't have to take our word for it: trust our customers! You can read all our stirrup reviews and see for yourself.
Our customers have reported, for instance, the following benefits of using our safety stirrups:
- Increased safety
- Decreased knee, hip, and ankle pain
- Improved posture
- Better focus
- Improved foot and leg position
- Increased comfort
- Better balance
Many of our customers have said that their foot position has improved even when they ride in regular stirrups.
How do Ophena safety stirrups work?
Ophena magnetic safety stirrups have an open design and a magnetic connection that makes riding safer and more comfortable. The magnetic connection keeps your foot in place while the open design allows your foot to release easier in case of an accident.
This is how our magnetic safety stirrups work:
Also, our Ophena A may not be a magnetic safety stirrup, but it includes patent-pending technology that increases the safety of the rider.
On the outer side of the stirrup, you will see a silicone piece that attaches at the top and the bottom. It releases in all directions when pressure is applied, making it easier for you to release your foot from the stirrups in case of a fall.
Here's how Ophena A works:
How can I buy my own Ophena safety stirrups?
Ophena safety stirrups are only available at Ophena.com, so if you wish to purchase a pair of your own, all you need to do is start browsing our products.
You will find three stirrup models:
- Ophena S
- Ophena S Pro
- Ophena A
The first two are magnetic safety stirrups and best suited for jumpers, hunters, and even eventers, and they are approved by the FEI for showjumping.
Ophena A is suitable for all disciplines and is wonderful for dressage. It does not have a magnetic connection and can be used at horse shows.
If you wish to get your own pair, here's what you do:
- Choose the stirrup model
- Choose the color
- Choose the size of your magnetic insoles if buying Ophena S or Ophena S Pro
- Decide if you want your stirrups engraved
- Fill in your details
Before checking out, you should also take a look at our popular Ophena Evolution saddle pads that match your stirrups.