Can magnetic safety stirrups help with a disability?

Para equestrians must develop creative solutions suitable for their disabilities when riding horses. For instance, keeping their legs still and in the safety stirrups can be challenging, and often it is attempted through dangerous and impractical solutions. 

Magnetic safety stirrups have been a game changer, and they have helped many riders with disabilities to improve their riding and feel safer and more comfortable. 

Can magnetic safety stirrups help disabled riders

Today, we will examine how magnetic safety stirrups can help disabled riders at home and shows. 

How can magnetic safety stirrups help disabled riders?

Magnetic safety stirrups have been designed and created to help increase the rider's safety and decrease the chance of severe injuries in case of a fall. But in addition to increased security, magnetic safety stirrups can also solve other challenges. 

Magnetic safety stirrups have proven to aid with a lack of sensitivity, nerve damage, joint pain, hyper-mobility, and much more. 

The magnetic connection in the stirrups keeps the rider's foot in the stirrups even if the rider cannot control the lower leg or foot. Even if the rider has lost feeling in their legs and cannot press their heels down, magnetic safety stirrups will help keep the foot in the correct place and proper position throughout the ride. 

Should the rider lose the stirrup by any chance, the magnet in the stirrup starts to pull towards its counterpart, making it easier to catch the stirrup back on.

Finally, having magnetic safety stirrups can help with improved balance and posture, making the rider feel more comfortable in the saddle.

Magnetic safety stirrups at horse shows

Magnetic safety stirrups have been approved for para equestrians by the FEI to be used at horse shows. However, all para equestrians should contact their national equestrian federation to confirm the approval and check whether an individual application must be made before entering a competition. 

Ophena magnetic safety stirrups for para equestrians

Ophena has designed two magnetic safety stirrup models: Ophena S and Ophena S Pro. Ophena S is our original and most popular magnetic safety stirrup, and Ophena S Pro is the upgraded version with improved treading for those needing extra grip.

Both of our magnetic safety stirrup models include the following features:

  • Magnetic connection between the stirrup and magnetic insoles
  • Open design for the highest safety and easier release
  • Smart Attach™-system for easier attachment and detachment of stirrups
  • Excellent treading for better grip

Our magnetic safety stirrups have received over 1,500 five-star reviews, and both amateurs and professionals have complimented the excellent benefits of Ophena safety stirrups. 

We have also received some excellent stirrup reviews from our para-equestrian customers, who have experienced increased confidence and more comfortable ride thanks to Ophena.

How do Ophena magnetic safety stirrups work?

Ophena safety stirrups have been designed to keep your foot in place with a strong magnetic connection. Our open design allows the rider's foot to release in case of an accident, decreasing the risk of a severe injury. 

In the video below, you can see how Ophena magnetic safety stirrups work.

Get yours at

Ophena stirrups are only available at You can get your magnetic safety stirrups by choosing the model that suits you best, picking the color, and selecting the size of your magnetic insoles. 

This is how you can buy your own Ophena magnetic safety stirrups:

  1. Choose Ophena S or Ophena S Pro
  2. Pick your color (silver or onyx black)
  3. Choose the size of your magnetic insoles
  4. Fill in your shipping details

Our stirrups have a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you can take a closer look at your safety stirrups before making a final decision. This is how much we trust that you will love your new magnetic safety stirrups!

Can I buy Ophena stirrups used?

While some may be selling their used Ophena stirrups online, let's face it: most riders will not want to give their stirrups up. But not to worry: if your budget is tight, you can join the waiting list for our B-stock stirrups.

B-stock stirrups are discounted by 20 %. They are fully functional stirrups with some aesthetic imperfections in the manufacturing process—that way, and you can still get fully functioning, as-good-as-new Ophena stirrups at a more budget-friendly price.