Coronet Double Offset Stirrups

Hi Friends!  I want to hear what you think about double offset stirrups!

Received these Coronet Stirrups as a present, and have used them for just a little while now.  From reading the extremely few comments I could scrape up about them, seems it’s either hate or love.

To make sure we’re all talking about the very same thing, here they are:

Double Off set stirrups

See how they’re not just offset at the very top, where the stirrup leather goes through the opening, but also at the angle from where the “side bars” of the stirrup leads down to the footbed?

Double Off set stirrups

OK, so you see these are not the silly ones where the whole footbed is wedged and slanting, to force the heel in some fake position.  If you’ve ridden with this type of stirrup I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Even if you’ve stumbled upon this post long after publishing.

For me, it took a few rides to get away from the feeling of the foot sort of slipping out of the stirrup.  I also didn’t have any serious biomechanical issues and pains etc. that made me want to change the angle of the ankle or leg aid in particular.

From what I know, many try different angles for knee and ankle problems – sometimes it seems the stirrups help, sometimes they just make it worse.

So far for me; no pain, foot seems fairly stable in the stirrup, and they’re OK to pick up if lost (yep, ’cause that’s my specialty  as a little crampy rider.  Yours too, come on, just admit it.).

Double Off set stirrups

Are they helping to improve leg/foot position?  Not sure, I never get to see what’s going on down there.  A good sign is that I never think about them that much – that’s what we want!

It’ll be a while until I have new pictures riding with these.  Below, the smaller old ones, where the boot would occasionally get wedged in.  Not recommended if planning on sitting out some bucking.  Seriously, who ever plans to not sit out some bucking?..

stirrups

Still, no one wants to come off with the boot still in the stirrup…

 

Update – Here’s a little update on these stirrups: Heels Up, Toes Out.

22 thoughts on “Coronet Double Offset Stirrups

  1. I saw these for the first time at a show a few months back and I’ve been so curious about them since! You said yours were a gift, but do you know if there’s a particular reason people ride with them? Are they supposed to help your position? Or relieve pain somewhere?

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    1. In the very short, or only half descriptive (or wishful) write ups about them, they simply state to “improve leg position”. Hmmm. Whatever that means. I really don’t think they can help a whole lot with turning toes in, keeping heels from slipping up, or stabilizing the ankles…
      From what I know, a lot of people turn to these when various joint pain makes riding unbearable, and for some, they seem to help. I’m really curious to see a picture later on of my feet in these 🙂

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  2. Haven’t tried them. I have the sprenger stirrups, the ones that flex with you. I find them comfortable; maybe they help with knee pain, I have no idea. The rubber pads and nice and grippy, anyway. Keep us posted on your stirrup experiment!

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    1. I’ve tried the sprenger in the past as well. Could’nt even tell they flexed. Suppose I wasn’t really needing any “flexing” in the first place. Also ridden with the MDC’s that twist- nice, but I didn’t notice a huge difference.
      Whith these, I DO like that I never really think about them any more…

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          1. Oh yes, boots can make a big difference. Tall boots really are better than paddock boots and half chaps. They support your ankle and reduce fatigue. Good luck with your search for well fitting boots, it’s not easy!

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          2. I’m all in the boot camp! Stopped with paddock boots long time ago, just too much stuff going on there.
            I’m more so thinking of a way to justify buying yet Another pair of boots. You know, since there are 4 pairs already, and none are the ultimat, yet 😉

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          3. 4 pairs? Wow, that’s worse than me, I only have three pairs…One winter, two nice ones (one for shows, one every day). I feel so spoiled since I went to the “one for shows, one every day” route. I have De Niro boots. SmartPak carries them, they have almost NO break-in time, they fit great, look great, and I love them. They may not last forever, though. Probably the painful to break in kind last longer.

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          4. Uhm, let’s see.
            I have the Ariat Volants as every day schooling boots. They just won’t die!
            The De Niro Superfly (Not sure, I forget haha!) stashed away as next nice schooling boots.
            The Mountain Horse as unflattering show boots just sort of hanging out thinking about selling themselves on EBay.
            And then the Ariat V Sport Boots, currently decked out in a homebotched job of crystals waiting to hit the schooling show circuit, only to be worn out, demoted to schooling boots once we one day go for some rated shows.

            After writing all this, it’s very clear that I need ANOTHER pair of boots, yes!

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    1. If these bring any improvements – they are a steal!!!
      As opposed to other stirrups $200 + and up that I’ve ridden with, that never really were any magic bullet or anything 🙂

      I have a chronic Achilles tendon injury, and I’m always looking for as stable position as possible. Luckily not looking for a stirrup that will take away joint pain in the knees etc.

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  3. I spoke to a rep here in my neck of the woods and his explanation was simple, “These stirrups assist in keeping the riders legs against the horse while keeping the heels down.” Then there was a lot of stuff about weight and materials and bla bla bla. Personally, they look cool. 🙂

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    1. See! That’s the same description given about the product on all the pages where they are available for sale.
      However, “assisting in keeping the riders legs against the horse” is ALL dependent on where the “problem” stems from in the first place:
      In the ankles, in the knees, in the hip joint, or any combination of the three…
      I wasn’t completely sold on it all, more confused.

      But any experiment is usually a fun experiment!
      Anyhow, they feel quite comfortable for me now, and they look oh so shiny and new 🙂
      And I DO like their weight – a stirrup has to have some substance to it!

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  4. I doubt that any particular stirrup configuration can really help with keeping your foot in the proper place unless you have some painful condition which could be alleviated by that stirrup. What I DO like are plain old fillis stirrups, heavy steel, rubber pads. I do not like the ultra-light ones now in vogue because I (as you say, often lose my stirrups too) want to know exactly where that stirrup is so I can cram my foot back into it as soon as possible. A heavy stirrup banging against my ankle lets me know exactly where it is! As for positioning, the most important aspect to me is to keep my foot pointed forward so that my inner leg can rest appropriately against my horse’s side and allow me to have the most efficient contact in communicating my aids. Heels down (or rather, toes up) is also something I am still working on and probably will be for the rest of my life, but I have not found swiveling stirrups of any sort to be of any help in this matter. That’s all I know! 🙂

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    1. Yep, I think they could be really useful for certain joint pain but I have not quite gotten there yet. I am mostly curious as to how they could affect the hip joint angle as he leans down to the ankle. We will see 🙂

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  5. My daughters preferred stirrups are MDC’s, and the shinier the better. They like Fillis too, but it has to have a black foot pad. They’ve also ridden with stirrups made from composite materials. They don’t like the composites too much since they tend to be lighter, and sometimes they’d like to “know” where their foot is located (like what you said).

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