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Smart 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.
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.
If the stirrups are crossed over the saddle, ensure the rolled edge of the tread is facing outwards to avoid scratching the flap leather.
Push the Webber loop firmly onto the stirrup bar and pull it down firmly to swivel the bar back into position.
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.
Pull the keeper down firmly over the hook.
To fasten the Webbers when not in use, hook the T bar into the slot near the top loop of the Webber.
The stirrup can then be run up and the strap tucked through in the conventional way.
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 Smart Saddles for a full assessment and repair quote before riding again.
There is always help and advice on hand - our Home Consultation Service is available for routine checks as well as help with fitting to different horses or riders. You can either contact your SMART Advisor directly or get in touch with Smart Saddles’ head office by phone: 01909 807870 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.