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What kind of safety stirrups are recommended at showjumping shows?
Showjumping is an adrenaline-packed sport that is loved by many. Horses love jumping, and so do riders. It is fun and requires a ton of skill from riders and scope from horses. Attending a showjumping show is a wonderful way...
What kind of safety stirrups are allowed at dressage shows?
When we go to horse shows, we have to take multiple things into account. There are many moving factors and preparation just for that few minutes at the show takes weeks, months, or even years. For instance, at dressage shows,...
How much money should you spend on equestrian safety gear?
Riding horses can be pricey - especially if you own a horse. Equestrian tack is not cheap and we need many things: breeches, boots, gloves, helmets, and of course the tack for your horse. But how much should you spend...
What are the safety risks to take into account when riding horses?
Horseback riding is very popular and both kids and adults love it. It has so many benefits physically and mentally, and the time spent at a farm is never wasted. However, as anyone involved with horses knows, there are safety...
When should I get magnetic safety stirrups?
Every rider should own at least the most basic safety gear that they use when they ride. For instance, you should have a helmet, boots, gloves, and possibly a safety vest. But have you ever thought about getting safety stirrups?...
What kind of shoes should you ride in?
If you have ever ridden a horse, at least once, you have probably heard that you should ride in shoes that have a heel. This does not mean, however, that any shoes with heels are good for riding. When riding...
Slippery safety stirrups? You might need new stirrup pads
Have you ever ridden with stirrups that were slippery? Maybe your foot kept slipping constantly during your riding lesson. This means that the grip of the stirrups is not good, or maybe the treading has worn out over time. No...
Technology advances - and so do safety stirrups
You might remember that back in the day, a couple of decades ago, we didn't have magnetic safety stirrups. In fact, stirrups were pretty plain. Especially, if you go a little further back in time. There was even a time...
How to store your safety stirrups?
As a rider, you store your tack nice and neat, right? Your saddle is on its rack with a saddle cover on and your bridle is on its hook. The brushes are in the grooming box or a bag. Your...
Safety stirrups for everyone - get yours!
Safety stirrups are essential, there is simply no way around it. Just as all responsible riders wear helmets for safety, all responsible riders should have good stirrups. Let's face it: riding horses is risky. You never know what might happen....
Safety stirrups - sizing guide
Safety stirrups are an important part of your tack. They ensure that you stay safe when you ride and even if you fall off, you won't be dragged behind your horse. Many riders don't necessarily consider the importance of good-quality...
How long stirrup leathers do I need?
Usually, stirrup leathers don't come with the saddle, so you will have to buy them separately. Your first goal is to have leathers that are long enough for your preferred discipline. Your second goal is to color-coordinate the leathers to...
Update your tack - get ready for the horse show season!
The new year is upon us. For the hard-working equestrians, it means that the new horse show season is coming up, too. No matter the discipline, you want to surely look your best in the show ring. And not just...
What is our Smart Attach feature in the magnetic safety stirrups?
Ophena manufactures magnetic safety stirrups that are more than just magnetic stirrups. In addition to adding magnets in the bottom of the stirrups and magnetic insoles, the safety stirrups feature and open side, foot stopper, beautiful design, and a Smart...
Magnetic safety stirrups - pros and cons
The equestrian world faces new tech constantly. New tack and equipment are created to help riders and horses as well as improve safety and well-being. Magnetic safety stirrups are one of the newest and coolest inventions. In fact, Ophena magnetic...
Magnetic insoles ship with Ophena safety stirrups
Did you know that the Ophena magnetic safety stirrups have been accepted by the equestrian public in the EU and the United States? It is because of their fascinating aesthetic and safety features. In addition, the unique magnetic safety stirrups...
The safest holiday present for equestrians
The holiday season is around the corner, this is a great time to start planning to buy gifts for your loved ones. Are you planning to buy a gift for those special people in your life, who love equestrian sports?...
Order safety stirrups online
Thanks to the internet, it is now very easy to order your Ophena magnetic safety stirrups online. The outstanding magnetic safety stirrups designed by Ophena are available for sale in many parts of Europe and the US. The stirrups designed...
Ophena stands out from the rest - here's how!
Did you know that The type of stirrups you use can influence your riding experience in many ways? In fact, all horse riding experts always stress the need to go for high-quality products, no matter what kind of tack you...
Breakaway stirrups vs. magnetic safety stirrups
The safety stirrups are excellent horse riding safety gear. In fact, every rider should have a pair of these stirrups. In the market, you will find two main options: the breakaway stirrups and the magnetic safety stirrups. In this article,...
How do safety stirrups work?
Riding a horse is such a wonderful experience. You will enjoy the rush of adrenaline, graceful movements of the horse, and satisfaction from partaking in one of the oldest and grand sports. However, in order to improve every horse rider’s...