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Stirrup Bar Locks - the "Run Up" solution for single strap leathers. Ships free within US. Any reason return policy!

Stirrup Bar Locks - the "Run Up" solution for single strap leathers. Ships free within US. Any reason return policy!

Regular price $25.00 USD
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Our Stirrup Bar Locks solve the problem of how to secure your stirrups that are on a single strap leather!  They are quick and easy!

The reinforced top loop of the Stirrup Bar Lock slides over the stirrup bar.  Hang any style stirrup from the metal hook. Keep your stirrups secure when longeing, transporting and storing your saddle!  You don't have to throw your stirrup over the top of your saddle, remove them or stuff them into a fleece pocket.  Just hang and go!  They slide into your pocket or can remain on the stirrup bar and tuck under the skirt while you ride.

Our Stirrup Bar Locks were designed for single strap leathers but also work for traditional leathers.  Most style stirrups will hang from the metal hook.  The hook opening is 1/2" wide.  They can be used with both the Slide and Slap stirrup covers.

"I absolutely love these! If you’re considering buying these, get them!!!" Jamie

If you have traditional leathers, our Stirrup Lock is also an option for you!

If you have tech stirrups that are wide eyed or open eyed, like Free Jump and Ophena, our Toggle Stirrup Lock is another option 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!


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