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[RC] re: Stirrup safety and comfort - Cindy Collins

I ride in e-z ride stirrups with a solid safety cage.  My feet are too
busted up to ride long distance (over 10 miles) in standard English
stirrups.  Since I often ride in running shoes, I feel the safety cages
are really important.  I used to use the open weave cages, but after an
awful BigHorn 100 experience with them (A branch or tall sage brush stuck
through the open cage while I was on foot hiking up Cedar Canyon two years
ago.  I never saw it happen cause I was just trying to breathe!  Anyhow,
apparently, when this happened it pulled my whole stirrup and leather off
with it.  When I got to the top...I was missing a stirrup and leather on
one side.  Although people searched and searched, we could not find it.  I
was not able to ride through the rest of the canyons with one stirrup and
so walked into the next vet check and was over-time.) I have gone to the
solid biothane cages.  I am really happy with them.  Hope this helps.  CC


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