Stirrup Irons

From: Equestrian and Horse | Stirrups

See also: Stirrup Leathers

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Stirrup Irons
It is through these that the rider puts their feet, for the best position the rider should place the ball of their foot onto the stirrup tread with approximately 1.25 cm either side and the weight down into the heel with the toes pointing forward, this helps to give the rider a secure lower leg position.

The stirrup irons will have rubber grip treads on which help to prevent the foot from slipping through, this is why footwear with a heel is is used and care must be taken to check the tread for wear.

Stirrup irons come in different sizes from 3.75 inches wide for childrens to 4.75 inches wide for adults.

Stirrup Iron Types