Collection: Stirrup Locks

Everyone secures their stirrups as soon as they dismount.  Make sure yours hang high and tight with our simple Stirrup Locks - so nifty and neat your stirrups will never bang you or your horse again!

Don't let your stirrups dangle  *  Our Locks keep them secure and safe
Don't  flop your stirrups over your saddle  *  Our Locks protect your saddle from loose irons
Don't worry about slippery leathers  *  We have a Stirrup Lock for every leather & stirrup  

One of our Stirrup Locks is the perfect "run-up" solution for your leather/stirrup combination

Traditional Leathers/Traditional Stirrup Eye - Choose any Stirrup Lock

Traditional Leathers/Tech Stirrup Eye - Choose any Stirrup Lock

Single Strap Leather/Traditional Stirrup Eye - Choose the   Stirrup Bar Lock or Toggle Stirrup Lock

Single Strap Leather/Tech Stirrup Eye - Our Toggle Stirrup Lock is for you!



Mari Pitts 

Run up those irons.

A warning is circulating about an accident where a horse caught his jaw on a stirrup iron while biting at a fly. Sorry, folks, this should be a no-brainer.
Yet, constantly we see pictures of riders of all ages leading horses with the irons down, portraits being taken with stirrups swinging, ditto with horses waiting for classes or being cooled out, even in lessons when riders drop their irons.

I have no sense of humour about such things. When the foot is not in the stirrup iron, it is either run up, crossed over the horse’s shoulders, or woven up for longeing. It is never, even for a few minutes, allowed to swing and bang against the side of the horse.
Note that one useful exception to this rule is in teaching a green horse to accept the irons bumping his sides while on the lunge. Better he blows up momentarily in the lunge line, than when we are on him!

Running up one’s irons takes only a moment, shows you care, and shows that you’ve been well taught. It is a shining beacon to younger riders who may look up to you. One small effort will prevent the panicked horse with his bit caught, or the child run over when her stirrup gets caught on a stall door.

Teach your children to run up their irons, first thing when they dismount. There is a reason this has been a safe practice for more than a century!