Stirrup irons have come a long way since the earliest days of horse tack. Originally a single stirrup was used to help mount the horse, but was not used for riding. Later, there were specialty horse stirrups for military use, side-saddle stirrups, racing, hunting and many others.
Today, the most common English-style stirrup iron has a tread, two branches and an eye at the top for the stirrup leather. Popular styles of English stirrup irons include traditional fillis, jointed and safety stirrups. Mary's Tack and Feed carries a range from classic to high-tech stirrup irons constructed of traditional and new materials, including stainless steel, titanium and carbon fiber, all of which offer unique features for all types of riders.
Choose from a wide variety of English stirrup irons with foot beds that range in design and function. While the stirrup iron's platform is usually textured, the type varies greatly. Mary's Tack and Feed has English stirrups with a grid-like grippy texture, cheese grater pads or a texturized rubber that will help keep your boots from slipping out of the stirrups.
English stirrup irons are necessary pieces of horse tack that can serve several purposes and improve your ride. Stirrups can be as basic as a Fillis iron or have features such as adjustable angles, interchangeable grips, breakaway rubber band and tab or even jointed rubber shock absorbing branches. The stirrup material also influences its performance; materials like titanium and carbon fiber are modern, lightweight materials that can create a firmer hold and slight flexibility, and some even come in stylish colors for the jumper arena. Whether you need Peacock irons for lessons, classic hunter stirrups or cutting-edge irons for jumping, you'll find English horse stirrups at Mary's Tack and Feed.