• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

On Tyte Stirrups

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • On Tyte Stirrups

    Does anyone know anything about these stirrups or used them? Feedback would be great. Thanks!

    If they work, I think I'll get a set because keeping my left foot in the stirrup is a major challenge for me.

    http://www.ontyte.com/index.html
    Last edited by 3 is the limit; Apr. 26, 2009, 01:39 AM.

  • #2
    I think there was something about them in either USEF's or USHJA's magazine

    Comment


    • #3
      What do they cost?
      Platinum Equestrian - Florida, USA

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        The website says $225.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by 3 is the limit View Post
          The website says $225.
          That doesn't include the cost to resole your boots, which is required for the stirrups to work.

          Comment


          • #6
            here's a $20 solution http://www.SmartPakEquine.com/produc...ctClassid=6038

            They really work well. My friend has them on her saddle and I'm going to get a pair. Or two.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Rhody Ram View Post
              here's a $20 solution http://www.SmartPakEquine.com/produc...ctClassid=6038

              They really work well. My friend has them on her saddle and I'm going to get a pair. Or two.
              Am I still the only one who tried those and had them fail MISERABLY?! I put them on right, did everything it told me to do to put them on, and I couldn't keep my feet in the stirrups for the LIFE of me! They slid right out when I put my heel down! And I don't put my heel very far down. Tried it with 2 pairs of boots too. I was extremely disappointed.
              Originally posted by MistyPony
              In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!

              Comment


              • #8
                Uh oh... My friend had them but I didn't know where she bought them from. Maybe they weren't the same ones. Did you buy the smartpak ones?

                Comment


                • #9
                  sorry...

                  You could glue your feet to your stirrups that wouldn't change the fact that you have a position problem...
                  It is ridiculous to think that that kind of gadget would help anyone. If your heels come up and you loose your stirrups, on both sides, you might be squeezing your knees a bit too much. If its on one side maybe you should work on sitting straight and putting weight equally on both side. Not buying another tool to cover your mistakes.

                  I would spend that money on lessons prior to those stirrups.
                  ~ 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.
                  HORSING mobile training app

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rhody Ram View Post
                    Uh oh... My friend had them but I didn't know where she bought them from. Maybe they weren't the same ones. Did you buy the smartpak ones?
                    Yup. Well, I bought them from Dover, but they were the same exact thing. I heard only good things about them, felt how amazingly grippy they were, and bought some. I've just figured I'm weird and went back to my cheesegraters haha!
                    Originally posted by MistyPony
                    In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
                      You could glue your feet to your stirrups that wouldn't change the fact that you have a position problem...
                      It is ridiculous to think that that kind of gadget would help anyone. If your heels come up and you loose your stirrups, on both sides, you might be squeezing your knees a bit too much. If its on one side maybe you should work on sitting straight and putting weight equally on both side. Not buying another tool to cover your mistakes.

                      I would spend that money on lessons prior to those stirrups.
                      Sometimes there are psychical reasons that can make it hard for someone to keep their heel down; ankle or tendon problems among other things. A little extra something can be very helpful.
                      CRAYOLA POSSE - Olive Green
                      Champions aren't born. They are built little by little, day by day, with patience and love for the art. -Nick Skelton

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by giddybiddy View Post
                        Am I still the only one who tried those and had them fail MISERABLY?! I put them on right, did everything it told me to do to put them on, and I couldn't keep my feet in the stirrups for the LIFE of me! They slid right out when I put my heel down! And I don't put my heel very far down. Tried it with 2 pairs of boots too. I was extremely disappointed.
                        I had the same problem. These were worse than using no pad at all!!! I've tried a lot of different pads and I still swear by the cheese grater type.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I had the cheese graters, then switched to the comfort pads. I don't have trouble keeping my feet in the stirrups and I don't have any problems with my heels coming up, but I saw the comfort pads and thought they would offer more surface area for the bottom of my boot to grip on to. I have been using them to school in and to horse show in for about 8 months or so. I think, if I had to do it all over again, I would just stick with the cheese graters. The comfort pads are okay but I sure wouldn't say "amazingly grippy" by a long shot. I may switch back to the cheese graters. It did take a few rides to get "used to" the comfort pads.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I looooooveeee my super comfort pads -you would have to pry them from my cold dead hands to get them.

                            I don't have a problem with losing my sitrrups, but they are the BEST in wet weather and they feel so cushy and secure under my foot.
                            Proud Member of the "Tidy Rabbit Tinfoil Hat Wearers" clique and the "I'm in my 30's and Hope to be a Good Rider Someday" clique

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
                              You could glue your feet to your stirrups that wouldn't change the fact that you have a position problem...
                              It is ridiculous to think that that kind of gadget would help anyone. If your heels come up and you loose your stirrups, on both sides, you might be squeezing your knees a bit too much. If its on one side maybe you should work on sitting straight and putting weight equally on both side. Not buying another tool to cover your mistakes.

                              I would spend that money on lessons prior to those stirrups.
                              Thank you for that helpful advice. I never would have thought to sit up straight and put my weight equally on both sides. DUH! By the way, did you know that I have hardly any flexion in my left ankle?

                              I only have this problem with my very oddly shaped WB and not with my TB or my QH. Richard Spooner uses these as do a number of members of the olympic equestrian team. I was just wondering if people liked them and if they were a pain to get on/off and how it worked with the boots.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X