Kwik-Out stirrup owners: attaching a stirrup pad??
Has anyone found a way to attach some kind of anti-fatigue pad to the Kwik-Out stirrups? Because of the release mechanism on these, I'm having trouble seeing how a wraparound design like the Super Grip Stirrup Pad would work. I'm honestly getting to the point where I'm thinking of GLUING something to the Kwik Out stirrup.
I know this is hare-brained, and I know the faster/easier solution would be to go buy the Mountain Horse Quick Release stirrups that can accommodate almost any stirrup pad. If I can't find a solution for the Kwik-Outs, then I'll demote my Kwik-Outs to my dressage saddle and go with the Mountain Horse stirrups for my jump saddle.
Haven't tried it yet so it may not work at all... but... I was thinking of trying to use a strip of vet wrap to attach some kind of padding onto the foot pad thing. Once around with the vet wrap I think would be thin enough to fit inside the base and still keep the padding attached, just have to replace it every couple of rides. My feet get numb/fall asleep without having the rubber pads like in fillis irons, so I'm determined to find some kind of solution... glueing something on may be your best bet though.
Quite a while back I heard a story about a horse that was injured after falling on it's side and landing on the stirrup with the side opened. Sorry I don't know the specific details, but maybe it's worth considering a different design if you end up having to replace these becuase of the stirrup pads anyway?