Last night, my husband asked me if I thought he should buy safety stirrups for his saddle. I replied no–but it was just a gut response and when he asked me why I thought not, I didn’t really have a good answer.
After some thought, I told him that in my 45 years in the saddle, I had never encountered a situation where I would have needed them–and that I didn’t think I knew anyone who had. So while they might be a good idea, I didn’t think they were necessary.
But…do I know people who HAVE needed them? Have any of you guys gotten a foot caught, or know someone who has?
To be clear, he was referring to the kind that are hinged so the branch would open–not peacock stirrups.