Stirrup Irons & Treads
You should also ensure that you choose the correct length of stirrup leathers. Everyone has their preferred length to ride at and your choice will also depend on the discipline you use your leathers for. There is a rough rule of thumb that you can use as a starting point to choosing the right length. Measure from your armpit to where your wrist meets your hand. Double this length and then round it up to the nearest stirrup leather length.
Stirrup Leather Lengths
- You may also find the following guide useful in making your choice:
- Stirrup Leathers 42 - Childs
- Stirrup Leathers 48 - Youth up to 5'2"
- Stirrup Leathers 54 - 5'2" - 5'6"
- Stirrup Leathers 57 - 5'7" - 5'9"
- Stirrup Leathers 60 - 5'10" - 6'0"
- Stirrup Leathers 64 - 6'0" +
We are confident that you will find the stirrups and stirrup leathers that you need here at Equi Supermarket! Our stirrups and stirrup leathers from Shire Equestrian and Bridleway are sure to serve you well.
Horse Riding Stirrup Irons & Treads
Are you looking for the right stirrups at a great price? If so then you have found what you need here at Equi Supermarket. We stock high quality horse rider stirrup irons and stirrup treads from Shires Equestrian. The stirrup irons are available in different sizes to suit everyone’s feet.
Robust Stirrup Irons
Standard stirrup irons haven’t changed much for 100 years apart from the fact that they are rarely made from iron anymore. Stirrups are now generally fashioned from stainless steel which is a robust material that also looks great. Always choose good quality stirrup irons as those made from inferior materials will not be up to the task and could break at any time.
Finding the Correct Size
It is also important that you select stirrups of the correct size for your feet. If the stirrup is too narrow then your foot can become stuck. This is extremely dangerous if you do fall from the saddle. If the stirrup is too wide then your foot could slip through it too easily. You should measure your foot when you are wearing your riding boots and allow for some wiggle room. Choose a stirrup which is a half to three quarters of an inch wider than your booted foot. Don’t forget that it is always safer to ride in proper riding boots with heels.
Stirrup Treads for Grip
The treads on your stirrups can wear down leaving you with insufficient grip. If this happens then act quickly and invest in new treads which we also offer here at Equi Supermarket. These inexpensive replacement treads could make all the difference.
Equi Supermarket is your one stop shop for equestrian clothing, equipment and accessories. From the finest competition wear to great stirrups, we have everything you need and at the lowest prices. Don't forget to check out our range of stirrup leathers too!