Para-equestrian riders are brave and passionate! Despite their disabilities, they still climb up on a horse and keep doing what they love - no excuses. Throughout the years, we've seen many para-riders, who succeeded at horse shows together with their equine friend. However, sometimes para-riders need some extra aid, such as safety stirrups or a different saddle.
In this article, we will look at the best safety stirrups for para-riders.
Magnetic safety stirrups keep your foot in place
There are many safety stirrups out there on the market. They may have rubber bands on the side, they may bend or even have a covered toe. These are all great options, however, there's something else that may be even more effective.
Magnetic safety stirrups help keep your foot in place. Magnets in the bottom of your shoe and on the stirrup pull towards each other, ensuring that your foot stays in the stirrup. Thus losing your stirrup while riding is practically impossible - and should it happen, the magnet in the stirrup will start pulling towards your foot, making it easier to catch the stirrup.
Ophena S and Ophena T magnetic safety stirrups
Our magnetic safety stirrups, Ophena S and Ophena T, are favored especially by showjumpers and para-riders. These stirrups have magnets that go together with magnetic insoles. The strong magnets pull towards each other, making it easy to put your foot in the stirrup and keep it there.
Also, both Ophena S and Ophena T have an open side. This comes in handy in an accident, letting your foot come loose easily, ensuring that you will never get caught in your stirrup.
How can para-riders benefit from magnetic safety stirrups?
Magnetic safety stirrups make it easier for para-riders to get their foot in the stirrup and keep it there. You won't lose the stirrup, and in case of an accident, your foot won't get caught.
Para-riders are often granted compensated aids, such as the use of a whip, special saddles or even magnetic stirrups. If you're a para-rider and would like to take part in a horse show, it's recommended to be in touch with the organizer and request the use of compensated aids.
Best stirrups for para-riders can be a big help in your performance, so don't underestimate them. Stirrups are often the part of tack that isn't considered such a big deal - though it should be.
Where can I get magnetic safety stirrups?
If you'd like to order Ophena S or Ophena T magnetic safety stirrups, please take a look at our Shop-page!
Remember, that you won't have to order our magnetic insoles separately, but you will receive your Ophena safety stirrups and magnetic insoles in your size.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can always be in touch with us and check out our FAQ- post.
Best safety stirrups for para-riders are the kind of stirrups that benefit your needs. You should always consider the aid that you need, as well as safety, design and price point.