3 Stirrup Tops to Choose From
MDC Stirrups offers 3 different stirrup tops: a patented adjustable top, a patented “S” top, and a traditional stirrup top. The adjustable top allows the rider to set the position of the stirrup at the optimal angle to the horse’s body, and even set different angles for each stirrup for a horse with asymmetrical conformation. the “S” top gives riders the advantage of improved leg position from the most popular 45 degree stirrup setting, while maintaining a traditional look for the show ring.
The adjustable and S tops have the added benefit of greater safety in the event of a fall. Studies have shown that the tendency of the stirrup to return to its original position–flat against the horse’s side–is a major factor in a rider’s foot getting caught in the stirrup. MDC stirrups at a 45 degree angle and a 90 degree angle tend to stay open against the horse’s sides, allowing for easier stirrup retrieval and less chance of a rider’s foot getting caught. Of course, no stirrup can guarantee a rider’s safety, so please remember the risks inherent to equestrian sports and exercise good sense!
Adjustable Top in zero degrees setting
Adjustable Top at 45 degrees setting
Adjustable Top at 90 degrees setting
Multi-Pivot Point Flexible Sides
MDC Stirrups’ patented Multi-Pivot Point Sides provide high-tech shock absorption and can reduce pain in a rider’s ankles, knees, hips, and back.
Aluminum Tread in Wide or Traditional Width
MDC’s ultra low-profile, high-traction aluminum tread offers additional comfort and support, and easily releases in a fall. The tread will not cut boots, breaches, or saddle leather–which we love! A 45-degree trailing edge increases foot stability. The Wide Tread, which comes standard, provides an increased base of support for your foot while maintaining a clean, streamlined look for the show ring.