Can I use magnetic stirrups with metal implants or a cardiac pacemaker (PM)?

Simon Geldner Updated by Simon Geldner

You have metal implants in your feet, legs or elsewhere?

We cannot give any general or medical advice and highly recommend you to ask a medical professional. Generally speaking, whether there might be any risk depends on several things:

  • Whether the metal implants are actually magnetic and to what degree (titanium and many steel types are not or barely magnetic).
  • Where the metals are placed: Your knees are pretty far from our magnetic fields and should not be an issue, whereas your feet are super close to the magnetic field.

You have a cardiac pacemaker (PM)?

Again, we are no experts here and the following paragraph is no medical advice.

Our magnetic field could - like any other magnetic field - potentially pose a risk to people who rely on a pacemaker. And keep in mind that our magnetic system is certainly stronger than a simple fridge magnet. When mounting your horse, your heart can indeed get close to our magnetic stirrups.

If this concerns you, please consult a medical professional.

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