Trail riding is a wonderful way to relax for the rider as well as for the horse. Though we all like to train and improve as riders, it is important to give your horse a break and take them on a relaxing trail ride every now and then. However, as trail riding presents some risks as well, it is paramount to remember safety stirrups and other safety gear when heading out to the woods or fields.
In this article, we will look at the safety gear that is recommended when riding in the woods.
Remember all safety precautions
When heading out for a trail ride, there are a few safety precautions you should take into account. First of all, it is recommended to not ride alone: it is always safer to take someone with you. Or, at the very least, pack your phone with you and let someone know the route you will be riding, as well as the time they should expect you to be back.
In addition, certain safety gear is extremely important. For instance:
- Reflective gear
- Gloves and boots
- Safety stirrups
- Safety vest
A helmet is a must-have no matter where you ride or what kind of horse you have. After all, it protects your head and thus is the most important safety gear you can have. Also, as it is getting darker outside, reflective gear is recommended always, even when it is still light out. Reflective gear is also important when riding around areas where hunting season has started.
Gloves protect your hands from blisters and rein burns, and boots ensure your foot will not go through the stirrups.
Safety stirrups are extremely important when riding in the woods. They prevent your foot from getting stuck in the stirrups, should you fall off. The safety mechanism will release your foot, so you can fall more safely.
While safety vests are not as common as some of the other safety gear mentioned above, you should consider having one. In fact, it can protect your neck, spine, and ribs.
Buy your safety stirrups online
You can easily buy your safety stirrups online. Ophena S and Ophena T magnetic safety stirrups have gotten amazing reviews from our customers around the world. Not only are our safety stirrups esthetically pleasing, they also feature a magnetic connection, an open side, a foot stopper, and a Smart Attach -system.
Ordering your safety stirrups online is easy. All you have to do is to choose your stirrups and shoe size (for magnetic insoles). Add the stirrups in the cart and complete your order. You will receive your stirrups into your mailbox and best of all, we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee.
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