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  • MDC Ultimate Stirrups

    These look nice, but I'm curious if they're worth $200 for a pair of stirrups. Does anybody here use them, and if so, are they worth it?

  • #2
    Yes, if you have knee/ankle pain, def yes. I have them on two saddles


    • #3
      Yup. If I forget to turn then I really feel my bad ankle
      I wasn't always a Smurf
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      • Original Poster

        Thank you! Just getting a little affirmation before dropping the dollars. Cothers are always so quick and helpful


        • #5
          I have 2 pair as well. Love them.
          From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Pony Fixer View Post
            I have 2 pair as well. Love them.


            • #7
              Can get factory seconds directly from MDC corp, call them. Less than half the price.


              • #8
                I have them also and love them


                • #9
                  Have them, love them, but I have the unhinged kind. THe only drawback is that you have to turn them back to traditional angle to draw them up. But, really, that's not a drawback. I bought mine during one of the VTO 20% off sales.
                  "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Sir Winston Churchill


                  • #10
                    MDC stirrups love em

                    Like trainingtree said: when he has them, seconds are much cheaper and usually you can't see much if anything that appears to be wrong. Customer service is great too!

                    Have two pair. Love em. Definitely helps with the bad ankles and being able to adjust the angles has helped me with leg position and not losing the stirrup. Be forewarned though, they are a heavy stirrup, not light weight at all. But that's something I like!
                    A poorly fitted saddle hampers both horse and rider.


                    • #11
                      I have found they have really helped with my hip pain, as well as knee pain.

                      Sucks to get old! LOL


                      • #12
                        Another one that love them here. I don't have ankle/knee/hip pains but darn, I love it when I can easily fish them up when I inadvertently lose one... I can never turn my toe in enough to stick my foot through a traditional angled stirrup. Love the heaviness too. They seem more stable to me.


                        • #13
                          I love them, too, but not everyone does. Even the owner of the company told me that people either love them or hate them - there does not seem to be an in between. If you have a way to try them out before you buy, do so.
                          The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way."
                          --Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician and historian


                          • #14
                            Love them!
                            "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                            • #15
                              I love them, have a silver and black pair. Would not buy black again as I have a chip in the black (silver underneath) and when I rub the rails with my stirrup (it happens!) I have white paint on the black. UGLY. I use them on both my dressage and jump saddles.


                              • #16
                                I liked mine at first, but then sold them on. I loved the adjustable eye, that really helped ankle and knee pain quite a bit, but I found the hinges to be too jiggly for my taste. I also had 5" size. My friend who wears a size 5 boot had 4.25" size and her's were MUCH less jiggly, almost stiff actually. I suspect had I had 4.75" I would have been happier.
                                Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.


                                • #17
                                  Also love them! I have a pair on each saddle now. To ease the pain on my wallet, I bought them when VTO had their big sales.


                                  • #18
                                    Dropping in from jumper land here! I love my MDCs. Definitely noticed a difference in my knees, hips and ankles when I switched from traditional fillis irons to these about a year ago. I also LOVE that they are heavy... I hate the lightweight irons.


                                    • #19
                                      I have the traditional ones without the hinge....LOVE them, when I rode in my friends saddle for a few days, my knees were killing me, one ride with my stirrups and no more pain!


                                      • #20
                                        Love them! They are especially good for very wide round horses--easy to get your feet in.
                                        Touchstone Acres Lipizzans, Standing N. Samira VI (Gray), N. XXIX-18(Black), more in 2014