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#6148981 - 02/08/12 10:43 AM Crooked Stirrups
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Any testimonials one way or the other?
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#6149026 - 02/08/12 10:54 AM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: ironbender]
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Ironbender, they work. They are pricey and as far as I know only come in 3" widths. Also, there are ways to create the same effect for yourself, but if you are experiencing knee or ankle pain when riding they are worth looking at. I really recommend them for people who don't ride often. For example, in spite of the cost, if I owned a string of dude horses I'd put Crooked Stirrups on the saddles.

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#6149039 - 02/08/12 10:56 AM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: ironbender]
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When I had a leather saddle, I used those little metal gizmos that offset the stirrips so your knees still work after 10 hours on the trail. At 50 pounds all up, that saddle was leading me to rotator cuff surgery. Switched to an all synthetic saddle and bags (Abebetta) that weighs 21 pounds and even has a memory foam cushion seat to protect my bony old azz. With cordura saddle you don't need the offsets as the fender are far more flexible. Low cool factor, high comfort factor.

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#6149246 - 02/08/12 11:51 AM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: mtrancher]
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I've seen them for about $85 recently. While spendy, that is considerably less than the $180 or so I saw them for about 2 years ago.

If I could just borrow a set, I could copy them.
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#6172392 - 02/13/12 07:25 PM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: ironbender]
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I bought my mom a set of twisted/slanted stirrups (she has short legs and a bad knee) and she LOVES them. Another of her friends bought the same pair.

Think they were Wells Twisted/Slanted?
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#6172966 - 02/13/12 10:49 PM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: cal74]
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I'm not looking for the kind with a pivot in them, but the style that allows an angle to foot placement.




OK, I found the Walls twisted. Does the pair you got look like this?
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#6173072 - 02/14/12 02:29 AM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: ironbender]
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#6173345 - 02/14/12 05:38 AM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: Robster]
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Robster, those look like my wife's pair. Ironbender, some guys have taken to modifying their existing stirrups. Sometimes you can angle either the existing foot pad or you can modify the hanger. I know one guy who puts an angled piece of wood in his pad and seems to think it works. Many years ago I believe there were stirrups out there that set the hanger bar at an angle. But I think if you bought a pair you wouldn't be disappointed. I think they especially help with round-barreled horses. I'm not an eBay guy, but have you checked?

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#6173476 - 02/14/12 06:18 AM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: mtrancher]
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I have the pair I posted in the link and I think they help a lot. Need to get a pair for my daughter but most of her riding is english. She only rides western on the trail or when we go camping so it is not all that often to justify the expense.

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#6174187 - 02/14/12 09:28 AM Re: Crooked Stirrups [Re: ironbender]
cal74 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ironbender



OK, I found the Walls twisted. Does the pair you got look like this?



Those are it, been very happy with them and with the twist they help with shorter leg people as well or on newer saddles with fenders that aren't broken in.
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