Showjumping and eventing are disciplines that are fun to watch and even more fun to do yourself. However, these sports are packed with adrenaline and situations where you have to make split-second decisions. Sometimes, those decisions may not the correct, and it can result in a fall. Accidents happen, and of course, you want to make sure that you have all the safety tack you need just in case. Proper jumping stirrups are one of the best ways to ensure you won’t get hurt.
As there are many different kinds of jumping stirrups out there, you need to consider all the available options for you. You can see our article about the best jumping stirrups for adults and compare some of the available options.
However, in this article, we will look at why magnetic safety stirrups may be the best option for you.
What are jumping stirrups with magnets?
Magnetic safety stirrups are an excellent choice for jumping stirrups because they are sleek, practical and safe. These kinds of stirrups have magnets in the bottom and in your insole or bottom of your boot. They pull towards each other, keeping your foot in the correct spot.
Also, magnetic safety stirrups often have a release system that helps you get out of the stirrups in case of an accident. For instance, our Ophena magnetic safety stirrups have an open side, which lets your foot to release fast, should you fall off your horse. In addition, they have a foot stopper keeping your foot from sliding out of the stirrups while you’re riding.
Though the magnets keep you from losing your stirrups while you are on your horse, should it happen, the magnets help you to get your foot back in the jumping stirrups even quicker, minimizing the risk of falling off.
Why are magnetic safety stirrups a good choice for showjumpers?
Jumping stirrups need to be safe, that’s the bottom line. When your horse is already going fast, and you both have adrenalin in your system, things happen, and in these scenarios, you want to make sure that possible falls and accidents are as minimal as possible.
Magnetic safety stirrups help you keep your foot in the stirrup, catch it back quickly and release your foot fast if needed.
And, when talking about Ophena S or Ophena T safety stirrups, the design is beautiful and detailed. You will love showing them off when you are at horse shows!
Where can I get jumping stirrups?
You can easily order them online or visit a tack store that sells safety stirrups. Just make sure that you are able to try them out and possibly return them, should you not like them after all.
Ophena has a money-back guarantee: if you don’t like our stirrups, you can send them back and you will get a full refund. This is how we ensure that our customers are 100% happy.
The best jumping stirrups can be found only by comparing the available options for you. What may suit someone else, may not be the right choice for you. Just make sure that the stirrups you get are safe, secure and comfortable for you.