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Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

Royal Rider FLEX Stirrups

Solution Saddles recommend the Royal Rider FLEX lightweight polymer stirrups for use with SMART™ saddle system. Tough and hardwearing, the ultra-lightweight stirrups complement the lightweight SMART™ saddle system.

Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

  • The angled tread encourages the stirrup to stay with the rider’s foot through changing positions and forces, giving unequalled security.
  • Shock absorption for joint relief throughout the rider’s back and legs and the wider foot base reduces ankle and leg fatigue.

Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

The stirrup should be fitted with the rolled edge of the tread facing outwards to be positioned facing to the rear of the horse when the riders foot is in position.

Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

If the stirrups are crossed over the saddle, ensure the rolled edge of the tread is facing outwards to avoid scratching the flap leather.

Webbers
  • The single thickness under the rider's leg removes excess bulk and interference. Made without buckles to reduce the lump under the rider's thigh and provide closer contact to the horse.
  • Webbing core ensures that leathers do not stretch and cause unevenness, and holes do not split and tear.
  • Exceptionally strong with soft hide covering to give a luxury finish. The side covered in soft hide can be placed next to the saddle flap helping to avoid scuffing of the saddle flap.

Push the Webber loop firmly onto the stirrup bar and pull it down firmly to swivel the bar back into position.

Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

To adjust the Webber length, twist the T bar hook through 45 degrees and unhook from slot. Re-hook into selected slot and twist until perpendicular. Pull down firmly on the T bar to secure it place in the slot.

Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

Pull the keeper down firmly over the hook.

Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

To fasten the Webbers when not in use, hook the T bar into the slot near the top loop of the Webber.

Fitting Stirrups and Leathers to a SMART Saddle

The stirrup can then be run up and the strap tucked through in the conventional way.

Safety

All SMART™ saddles incorporate a unique swivel stirrup bar which can be raised to allow the stirrup leather to be slipped on and off the stirrup bar. As with traditional saddles, the bar is open-ended to allow the stirrup leather to be pulled off in the event of a rider fall.

The Webber design makes it virtually unbreakable therefore care should be taken to ensure that the stirrup is never allowed to catch on anything otherwise your saddle could be damaged.

Always run the stirrups up, cross them over the saddle or use a saddle cover when not in use. When riding, be vigilant and careful going through gateways to avoid trapping the stirrup on latches, posts or other obtrusions. Should this happen, please return the saddle to Solution saddles for a full assessment and repair quote before riding again.


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