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Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714524] Thu, 02 August 2012 13:32 Go to next message
  Jewel2B  is currently offline Jewel2B  
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The last two times I have fallen I have slightly sprained the same ankle and bruised the top of my foot.

I am using normal stirrup irons, grips and riding boots. I did injure this ankle badly years ago and no longer have the same flexion in it, maybe thats why it is getting stuck. My foot does free from the stirrup before I hit the deck so I am not being dragged but it does worry me.

Are there any stirrups available to help with this? Im pretty happy not to fall off again, that would be ideal, but in reality....

Martina, feel free to let me know if you have anything suitable Smile
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714526 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 13:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  dooz  is currently offline dooz  
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I played high level netball for years and years.
I have dodgy knees and ankles.
When I bought my new saddle, they recommended these stirrup irons,
and I absolutely LOVE them.
Your stirrups hang straight down (they dont twist).
These might help your situation also.

They are off set stirrups irons.
I think mine are sprenger (sp ?).

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Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714529 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 13:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  bunny b  
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I ride in these

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/pheebleandwendy/stirrup.jpg

They are open sided and do take a bit of getting used to. You MUST keep weight in your feet when riding but I don't see that as a bad habit to get into. I can't think of the brand name but they are certainly the safest stirrups I've ever ridden in. Smile
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714535 is a reply to message #2714529 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Emma  
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bunny b wrote on Thu, 02 August 2012 13:47

I ride in these

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/pheebleandwendy/stirrup.jpg

They are open sided and do take a bit of getting used to. You MUST keep weight in your feet when riding but I don't see that as a bad habit to get into. I can't think of the brand name but they are certainly the safest stirrups I've ever ridden in. Smile

I was just about to suggest the same ones. They wouldn't be great for jumping however.


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Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714541 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 14:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  sprintman  is currently offline sprintman  
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Sprenger System 4 as per dooz post above. Daughter has severe ankle problem and these did wonders. Not cheap but worth every cent she says


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Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714545 is a reply to message #2714535 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 14:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  bunny b  
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Emma wrote on Thu, 02 August 2012 13:55

bunny b wrote on Thu, 02 August 2012 13:47

I ride in these

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/pheebleandwendy/stirrup.jpg

They are open sided and do take a bit of getting used to. You MUST keep weight in your feet when riding but I don't see that as a bad habit to get into. I can't think of the brand name but they are certainly the safest stirrups I've ever ridden in. Smile

I was just about to suggest the same ones. They wouldn't be great for jumping however.



I've done some jumping in them, nothing massive, just smallies but felt OK with them. I've also sat some rather committed bucking and even a rear without issue. I credit them with improving my legs and stickablity no end but some people do hate them with a passion so it's horses for courses I suppose Smile
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714636 is a reply to message #2714545 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 16:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Emma  
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bunny b wrote on Thu, 02 August 2012 14:12

Emma wrote on Thu, 02 August 2012 13:55

bunny b wrote on Thu, 02 August 2012 13:47

I ride in these

http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt357/pheebleandwendy/stirrup.jpg

They are open sided and do take a bit of getting used to. You MUST keep weight in your feet when riding but I don't see that as a bad habit to get into. I can't think of the brand name but they are certainly the safest stirrups I've ever ridden in. Smile

I was just about to suggest the same ones. They wouldn't be great for jumping however.



I've done some jumping in them, nothing massive, just smallies but felt OK with them. I've also sat some rather committed bucking and even a rear without issue. I credit them with improving my legs and stickablity no end but some people do hate them with a passion so it's horses for courses I suppose Smile

I had a pair and I have to admit I didn't love them, so I sold them. However it's pretty much impossible to get hung up in them so I think from that perspective they would really suit the OP.


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Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714644 is a reply to message #2714636 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 16:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  acacia  
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The open sided ones are "safestyle". I had some, but found them too open. I liked the fitting at the top though, so there's no twist in your leather.

I've been riding in EE widetread irons for a month now & really like them. I have weak ankles too, they are supportive & encourage the correct foot position, yet take the strain off the ankle. A bit odd looking, but they work!

http://www.bettersaddles.co.uk/acatalog/heather_moffett_prod ucts.html
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714652 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Thu, 02 August 2012 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Jewel2B  is currently offline Jewel2B  
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Does anyone know if the Safestyle stirrups are comp legal?

They do look very safe but I dont know how I would go with them. I could always try and onsell if they don't work out.

Any others out there people know of?
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2714977 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Fri, 03 August 2012 00:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  bizzibizzigirl  is currently offline bizzibizzigirl  
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Mdc Ultimate Stirrups. I use them and love them. Google for a bit more info.

I have a 5" pair that are in excellent condition and will be selling as soon as the smaller size arrive. The 5" is just a little too wide as I have quite a narrow foot.

I'll put them up next week when the new ones arrive.



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Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2715288 is a reply to message #2714977 ] Fri, 03 August 2012 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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bizzibizzigirl wrote on Fri, 03 August 2012 00:14

Mdc Ultimate Stirrups. I use them and love them. Google for a bit more info.

I have a 5" pair that are in excellent condition and will be selling as soon as the smaller size arrive. The 5" is just a little too wide as I have quite a narrow foot.

I'll put them up next week when the new ones arrive.





I would be very interested in these, but would have to put my foot in them to figure out if they'd be too big. Can you pm me any photos?
Thanks Smile
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2715626 is a reply to message #2715288 ] Fri, 03 August 2012 22:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Whits_87 wrote on Fri, 03 August 2012 14:05

bizzibizzigirl wrote on Fri, 03 August 2012 00:14

Mdc Ultimate Stirrups. I use them and love them. Google for a bit more info.

I have a 5" pair that are in excellent condition and will be selling as soon as the smaller size arrive. The 5" is just a little too wide as I have quite a narrow foot.

I'll put them up next week when the new ones arrive.





I would be very interested in these, but would have to put my foot in them to figure out if they'd be too big. Can you pm me any photos?
Thanks Smile




PM'd you!


http://i40.tinypic.com/211nvwi.jpg
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2715920 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Only just saw this .... I would suggest one of these
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or I quit like this one
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All range from $90-$125
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Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2715943 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Jewel2B  is currently offline Jewel2B  
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Thanks for your replies. I will look into those irons Martina and I might give them a try first.
Hopefully it is a long time before I fall off and know if they are working!
Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2715948 is a reply to message #2714524 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 12:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  martina  is currently offline martina  
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The forum drove me to drink. Remind me to thank it.
No worries .... I am going to get a pair of the "Sicher Steigbuegel" for myself. Not planning to fall off Razz but I just like the look of them and with that open curve it would prevent getting stuck.
Cheers MARTINA


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Re: Spraining Ankle during falls, stirrup ideas? [message #2716104 is a reply to message #2715948 ] Sat, 04 August 2012 17:54 Go to previous message
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I use Sprenger stirrups for jumping because I have a dodgy knee, and MDC's for dressage which rotate. Not cheap but well worth the $$. Smile
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