LeMieux have introduced stirrup irons and leathers into their ever-expanding range of products for horse and rider. LeMieux stirrups come in technical yet aesthetically pleasing designs that offer shock absorption, enhanced balance and stability, as well as meeting the criteria of the modern safety stirrup. LeMieux stirrup leathers are designed for comfort and durability at an economical price - the perfect pair.
Stirrup irons and leathers have come on hugely in recent years in their designs with regard to safety and comfort, and LeMieux stirrups are an example of this innovation. With a range of stirrup irons new to the market, including safety stirrups, traditional stirrups and stirrups designed for comfort and enhanced stability in the saddle, there is something for everyone. Pair your new LeMieux stirrup irons with some LeMieux stirrup leathers, which are chosen for their durability and the stability they can offer the lower leg.
How do I clean my LeMieux stirrups?
LeMieux stirrup irons can easily be wiped clean. They should be stored in a clean and dry place. Stirrup leathers should be cleaned and conditioned like the rest of your leather tack. You may find our Tack Cleaning Guide helpful, while our range of leather care will complete your tack cleaning kit.
Will LeMieux stirrups help with joint pain?
The footbed of LeMieux stirrups is designed to absorb impact with a cushioning, shock-absorbing layer, which is designed to help relieve joint pain in riders who suffer with pain in the ankles, knees or hips while riding. An angled eyelet and inclined footbed is also likely to help relieve pain. Stirrup leathers that are wider and/or feature a single piece of leather allow closer contact between the rider's leg and the horse, and many riders claim they relieve joint pain and offer stability to the lower leg. Whether the stirrups relieve pain completely or not depends on the underlying cause of the pain and the individual, but technical stirrups with an ergonomic footbed are likely to help the rider to ride more comfortably.
Are LeMieux stirrups competition legal?
LeMieux stirrups are currently competition legal according to FEI, British Dressage, British Showjumping and British Eventing rules.
Are LeMieux stirrups safety stirrups?
The arm that opens at the side of LeMieux stirrups makes them a safety stirrup, as this arm is designed to open and release the foot in the event of a fall. It is important to know that no stirrup can 100% guarantee the rider's foot would be freed, as this depends on the nature of the fall, but safety stirrups like these give the rider the best chance of quick release.
What size are LeMieux stirrups?
LeMieux stirrup irons are currently available in one size, which is suitable for most adults, teenagers and older children. Stirrup leathers are available in different sizes to cater for different leg lengths and styles of riding. A rider riding in a dressage saddle will ride with longer stirrups than someone riding in a jump saddle, and a tall rider is likely to require a longer length than a smaller one, or a child. There are holes for adjustability on the leathers, and most riders will want to select a size of leathers that allows them to swap between jumping and flatwork lengths without having to change leathers. Most riders put their stirrups up a couple of holes for jumping activities.
LeMieux are constantly expanding their range to include more designs of stirrups and leathers, including something for everyone in every discipline. Pair with a LeMieux girth to accessorise any saddle in style, or why not treat your horse to a new LeMieux headcollar or a new bridle to go with your stirrups?