Let's face it: horse back riding has its risks. That is why both amateurs and professionals use safety gear to make sure that in case of an accident, possible injuries are minimized. This is also why safety stirrups should be used, regardless of your discipline or experience level.
Safety stirrups are for everyone
If you ride horses, you most likely wear a helmet when you mount your horse (and if you don't, you should!). Wearing a helmet protects your head from serious injuries in case of a fall. Safety stirrups have, ultimately, the same purpose: to protect you should you fall off of your horse.
Though safety stirrups might not directly protect you like a helmet does, they play a vital part in your safety in other ways. In fact, it is not uncommon for a rider to get stuck in their stirrups when they fall off: this can result in serious injuries if your horse takes off and drags you behind them.
The purpose of safety stirrups is to prevent this from happening. The safety mechanism releases your foot, ensuring that you will not get dragged behind your horse.
Who should use safety stirrups?
It is easy to think that safety stirrups are only for inexperienced riders. However, they are meant for everyone regardless of their experience level. Frankly, the most experienced riders know and understand the risks of horse back riding (as they have most likely fallen off a lot) and they always wear a helmet and use safety stirrups.
It does not matter what discipline you practice, or how experienced you are: accidents can always happen. So, you should take every precaution possible.
Why are Ophena magnetic safety stirrups worth a look?
Today, there are multiple different brands that manufacture safety stirrups. We at Ophena wanted to create something that stands out: magnetic safety stirrups with a fool-proof safety system. Our Ophena S and Ophena T both have a magnetic connection, an open side, a foot stopper, and a Smart Attach -system.
In the video below, you can see how they work.
When you are ready to purchase your own magnetic safety stirrup, take a look at our shop. Choose Ophena S or Ophena T, pick your color and shoe size (for magnetic insoles), and finish your checkout process. You will get your new safety stirrups in no time. And best of all, we have a 60-day money-back guarantee to ensure happiness of our customers.