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History of stirrups and how they evolved to magnetic safety stirrups
Nowadays, all saddles have stirrups. Whether they are magnetic safety stirrups (like ours) or something else. However, very few of us actually think about when stirrups were invented and how they became to be an essential part of our tack....
3 best tips for keeping your heels down when riding
Every rider, no matter what lever or what discipline, must always remember to keep the line from ear to shoulder, to hip and heel. This keeps the rider balanced on top of the horse. Should this line become broken, the...
Top 7 showjumping tips to make you a better rider
Showjumping is definitely one of the most popular disciplines in the equestrian world. And it's no wonder because showjumping is exciting, filled with adrenaline and it requires so many skills from horses as well as riders. Showing your own horses...
Why is dressage important for jumpers too?
You may have heard said that dressage is a base of everything. This is exactly right, as a good jumper always has great dressage work behind him, too. Dressage helps horses become stronger, more supple, more flexible and relaxed. All...
Buying your first horse? Best tips!
Buying your first own horse can be very scary and intimidating. Maybe you've already been riding at a riding school or leased a horse for a few years, and now you think it's about time you buy one of your...
What is PEMF for horses and how does it help horses?
Taking care of our horses in the best possible way is every horse owner's top priority. Horses are athletes and they should be treated as such: this is why taking good care of their muscles and recovery is extremely important....
7 Things that you should always have in your show bag - don't forget these!
Going to shows can be stressful, as there are many things to consider. You have to take into account loading time, driving time, tacking, warm up, checking in and so many other things. Also, horses don't always care about the...
How to clean your tack - best tips!
Riding our horses can be messy: we ride in the rain and mud, snow and sleet, rain or shine. Of course, our tack tends to get dirty, and it needs to be cleaned regularly to ensure that the leather stays...
What are quick release stirrups?
The right kind of stirrups are an important and essential part of your tack. Many don't even give a second thought to their stirrups - though they absolutely should. Good stirrups can make a big difference in case of an...
Safety stirrups are essential - Why do riders get caught in stirrups?
Many have heard horror stores about riders getting caught in their stirrups. It is not uncommon that a rider falls and gets dragged behind a scared horse for meters upon meters. But why do riders get caught in stirrups and...
Why eventing riders should consider safety stirrups
Eventing is a very exciting and eventful sport. It requires so much endurance and strength from both the horse and the rider. In an eventing show, the rider has to complete three different sections: dressage, showjumping and cross-country. This is...
Why showjumpers should consider safety stirrups
Showjumping is an amazing sport - it draws equestrians and non-equestrians from all over the world to the sidelines to watch. The excitement, the thrill, the speed... all of which appeals to the crowd. All showjumpers are brave, as it...
Best safety stirrups for para-riders
Para-equestrian riders are brave and passionate! Despite their disabilities, they still climb up on a horse and keep doing what they love - no excuses. Throughout the years, we've seen many para-riders, who succeeded at horse shows together with their...
The Three Best Safety Stirrups for Beginners
Starting out with our beloved gentle giants can be overwhelming. As a beginner, everything is new, and the learning curve is long - in fact, learning never ends, when it comes to horses and riding. However, especially as a beginner,...
The #1 Reason Why Safety Stirrups are Essential
Riding is dangerous. And besides the obvious protection equipment like helmets and safety vests, there is one important category of equipment that you shouldn't forget: safety stirrups. Compared to helmets and safety vests, stirrups support your rider but are not...