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Irons-- what brand am I describing?

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  • Irons-- what brand am I describing?

    I saw these in some tack trailer at a show. Now I don't know what tack trailer or what show.

    Irons were between $250 and $350 retail.

    Aluminum, but not jointed or bendy. Flat, not offset in the way the base sits of where the stirrup leather attaches. The base of the iron (the part you "stand" on) is very wide (2inches+?) and they don't take pads at all, the base is formed in a grippy pattern like pro-jump pads.

    They come in colors, and have "slots" (not rounds holes) that don't appear to be to put leathers through, but just to take material (and presumably weight) out of the iron.

    What are they? Where do I buy some? Anyone have them? Reviews?
    friend of bar.ka

  • #2
    I think the ones you are looking for are the WildKart "Jin" Stirrup Irons: http://www.runningfox.com/productdetail.php?id=631


    • Original Poster

      Thank you!!! Exactly what I was looking for.
      friend of bar.ka


      • #4
        I will swear on my life that I have NEVER, NEVER, EVER lost a stirrup with these aaannnnddd they are just so comfy!


        • #5
          My coach swears by them. It was between those ones and the royal riders for me, but I went with the Royal Rider ones instead (because they were out of stock on the other ones).


          • #6
            I own a pair of the Jin Stirrups WildKart

            AND a pair of KAT stirrups (which are quite exactly the same...idem for the price...)

            I use them on my dressage and jumping saddle! And it looks fabulous and I just love them!
            ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

            Originally posted by LauraKY
            I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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            • #7
              Although not the kind you saw, Equipe (by Amerigo) also makes some aluminum stirrups that too, have a wide base. I don't have them but when I was doing more jumping I was tempted to get a pair!

              Originally posted by RugBug
              Don't throw away opportunities because they aren't coming in exactly the form you want them to.


              • #8
                I'm such an old fart.I would just buy standard Fillis irons. And spend the rest on a clinic. Or a CANTER horse.
                * What you release is what you teach * Don't be distracted by unwanted behavior* Whoever waits the longest is the teacher. Van Hargis


                • #9
                  Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
                  I own a pair of the Jin Stirrups WildKart

                  AND a pair of KAT stirrups (which are quite exactly the same...idem for the price...)

                  I use them on my dressage and jumping saddle! And it looks fabulous and I just love them!
                  Do you have a link for the KAT stirrups?
                  Small Spark Farm Performance Horses: Home of Bellerophon


                  • Original Poster

                    Sounds like everyone that has them is happy with them though?

                    I have plain fillis irons and like them fine, but after seeing the Equipe catalog for the first time yesterday (working at a tack shop) I was reminded of the other ones and wanted to know what they were.

                    I have knee and foot issues and had thought a wider base might help the pain I get sometimes. I'm a solid rider, good leg, etc and can't stand jointed irons for jumping in.

                    There are Equipe ones that have round holes instead of the slots in the WildKat Jin.... but look otherwise the same. Maybe?
                    friend of bar.ka


                    • #11
                      I don't have the Equipe ones myself, but I will testify by Wildkart - I have very weak ankles and a horse with a massive trot and canter and my ankles are nearly falling off when I BEGIN trotting in my normal irons.
                      They have helped me so much and I can trot for hours (if necessary) now.