Why Ophena is the Safer Option.

Anne-Lise Updated by Anne-Lise

The Risk

One of the biggest risks while riding is to get caught in the stirrup. This risk is particularly present when the horse does unexpected movements, slips or falls. It is more likely to happen when the grip on your stirrup is bad or it is slippery because it's wet.

Many riders who switch to Ophena magnetic stirrups have experienced such dangerous situations themselves, or know people who got severely injured. From head injuries to broken ribs, legs, knees - the message is clear. Safety stirrups are essential.

We don't want you to end up in a situation like this:

Safety Stirrups

When we started the development of Ophena magnetic stirrups, we had the goal to create the safest stirrup on the market. We investigated other options, e.g. stirrups that have opening mechanisms or flexible side-parts. We even found that some stirrups are prone to break suddenly and others bent over time. We talked to hundreds of riders and formed our opinion: Many "safety stirrups" are not safe. Opening mechanisms are prone to fail. Long-Term durability is not standard.

The Ophena Magnetic Safety Stirrup

So we decided to open the stirrup on one side and give it round shapes to minimize the risk of getting caught. We also developed a unique magnetic system to improve your balance and grip - regardless of the whether condition. For sudden movements  we added a footstopper, which prohibits that you can fall out. 

And that's how we know Ophena is the safest stirrup on the market.

How did we do?

Everything on Smart Attach™, Ophena's Stirrup Attachment System.

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