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Stirrups

Postby cross_7 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:34 pm

I like the looks of these stirrups and the wide flat bottom.
I've been trying to decide with the bell bottom being wider whether it will be more or less likely to hang your boot welt while dismounting ?
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Re: Stirrups

Postby heath » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:57 pm

I use 3" bells and I don't have any issues hanging up.
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Re: Stirrups

Postby cross_7 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:10 pm

heath wrote:I use 3" bells and I don't have any issues hanging up.


That's what I wanted to hear, thanks Heath
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Re: Stirrups

Postby Angus Cowman » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:56 pm

I have rode everything from 3" extra wide bells to 1" oxbows the main thing to worry about when hanging up i to make sure the are wide enough for your foot and also high enough that your foot can move unrestricted
it depends on what type of boot I am wearing on what stirrup I want
low heels and oxbows don't go together
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Re: Stirrups

Postby cow pollinater » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:28 pm

All of my stirrups are three inch now.
The time that I got drug it was with oxbows and buckaroos.
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Re: Stirrups

Postby cross_7 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:34 pm

I switched from oxbows to a 3" roper but my foot(boot welt) catches when I pull my foot out of the stirrup, they may be too narrow.
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Re: Stirrups

Postby cow pollinater » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:48 pm

cross_7 wrote:I switched from oxbows to a 3" roper but my foot(boot welt) catches when I pull my foot out of the stirrup, they may be too narrow.

Stirrups are only half the equation there. Good luck finding a real honest to God cowboy boot that will hold up a pair of spurs and still give you the ability to walk on sloped grass without falling on your a$$ but not so much grip as to not get you hung up. The Tony Llama buckaroos are about as close as I've found there and I'm still looking.
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Re: Stirrups

Postby cross_7 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:55 pm

cow pollinater wrote:
cross_7 wrote:I switched from oxbows to a 3" roper but my foot(boot welt) catches when I pull my foot out of the stirrup, they may be too narrow.

Stirrups are only half the equation there. Good luck finding a real honest to God cowboy boot that will hold up a pair of spurs and still give you the ability to walk on sloped grass without falling on your a$$ but not so much grip as to not get you hung up. The Tony Llama buckaroos are about as close as I've found there and I'm still looking.


I wear Ariat buckaroos and never had a problem till I switched stirrups
Maybe one day I'll get a pair of Beck's or Leddy's
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Re: Stirrups

Postby jedstivers » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:39 pm

I called Beck's last fall to get the kit to fit my foot to and it never came. I need to call back. I like the stirrups in the pic above.
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Re: Stirrups

Postby cross_7 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:48 pm

jedstivers wrote:I called Beck's last fall to get the kit to fit my foot to and it never came. I need to call back. I like the stirrups in the pic above.


Cheapest I have found
http://www.teskeys.com/martin-bell-bottom-stirrup.html
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Re: Stirrups

Postby chippie » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:13 pm

To be safe, you really need to have leather soles on your riding boots. The crepe soles will hang up because of the friction of the sole. Martin makes very good products. My favorite stirrups are aluminum.

http://www.nrsworld.com/s_a_-walls-enterprises/sa-walls-3-aluminum-flat-bottom-stirrups-8647

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Re: Stirrups

Postby skeeter swatter » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:12 pm

I would make sure the top part is wide enough for your boots so your foot can`t wedge.
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Re: Stirrups

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:31 pm

I love the way an ox bow feels, they are just too dangerous to ride in.
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Re: Stirrups

Postby MistyMorning » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:01 am

Sorry for the hijack, but I do a fair amount of trail riding and am wondering if anyone has any experience with those trail riding or endurance stirrups. Whats a good one or are those swivel dealys the way to go?
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Re: Stirrups

Postby heath » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:01 am

They are mostly all gimmicks. They are trying to alleviate you having to break in your saddle. In the saddle shop I use to build for we sold crooked stirrups that would level out their stirrups so they would not have to wait to stretch the leathers.
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