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The Slap - for monoflap saddles and traditional, dual flap saddles. Ships free within US. Any reason return policy!

The Slap - for monoflap saddles and traditional, dual flap saddles. Ships free within US. Any reason return policy!

Regular price $35.00 USD
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Tether Shields are the only stirrup covers that travel with your saddle while you ride

~  The Slap shields your expensive saddle and leathers from scratches caused by your stirrups

~  The Slap encourages riders to safely secure their stirrups the moment they dismount

~ Attach the velcro tab to your traditional saddle in seconds OR store them on the stirrup leather while you ride - you'll never lose your stirrup covers again!  

~  Slap them back in place again right before you run up your stirrups

~  Sleek, elegant and more professional than pocket covers   

~  Made of paper thin, durable vinyl that sheds water and grit

~  Works with every size stirrup and on every traditional and monoflap dressage or jumping saddle

~  A must for any rider who cares about preserving the quality and value of their saddles

"No more unsightly indentations in my saddle flap from my irons! And they accommodate my wide leathers too!" Desirea




Attaches to your saddle in seconds


OR


travels on your single strap leather or on the extra leather in front of your keeper

 

         















 

Rose Gold

Rose Gold Slap

Silver Mirror

Silver Mirror Slap

Gold

Gold Slap

Royal Blue

Royal Blue Slap

Sky Blue

Sky Blue Slap

Navy Blue

Navy Slap

Full Embossed Cocoa and Full Crocodile Black

Full Embossed Cocoa and Crocodile Black

Burgundy

Burgundy Slap

Turquoise

Turquoise Slap

Orange

Orange Slap

Hot Pink

Hot Pink Slap

Jonquil

Jonquil Slap

Red

Red Slap

Hunter Green

Hunter Green Slap

Dove Grey

Dove Grey Slap

Crocodile Black

Crocodile Black Slap

Embossed Cocoa

Embossed Cocoa Slap

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!

 














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