Manufacturer: Royal Rider of Italy (View all products by Royal Rider)
Model: Jump 25S Stirrup Irons (View all Jump 25S Stirrup Irons reviews)
Category: English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Purchase: I was at a 3-day horse show this past summer and they were having a silent auction in one of the tents. These irons (new) were one of the items. I was short a pair and figured if the price wasn't too high by the end of day I would bid (knowing nothing about them). I ended up winning them for $6, later discovering that they were worth about $150!
Likes: They are wonderful. I have another pair of standard flex fillis irons, and these are so much better even without the flex. They are so light weight you hardly notice they are there, but they provide a very secure feeling. The cheese grater pads really help keep your foot in the same place on the iron and I don't have the problem of my foot slipping at all. I also like that they include two different sets of pads- a standard pair and the cheese grater.
Dislikes: Be VERY careful when running your stirrups up if you are using the cheese grater pads! I had a cheap pair of leathers on a schooling saddle and my friend was trying these stirrups out after I first got them. When she ran the stirrups up, they scratched the stirrup leathers quite a bit. She also nicked her had on them and drew blood- the metal is quite sharp (which we figured out a little too late). The standard pads are a lot less damaging, but even so, I still prefer the cheese grater ones when in the saddle.
Quality: Excellent construction. They are very well made and look fantastic. The pads are easily changed with a screwdriver and because the pad doesn't just pop in and out, it covers more of the footrest and is on more securely.
Summary: $6 very well spent! I would not hesitate to recommend them, just be careful with the cheese grater pads!
Usefulness Rating: 2.33333 out of 5.
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