1. SHOCK ABSORPTION SYSTEM:
Flex-on stirrups system uses elastomer shock absorbers with a wide footbed, which cushions the shock-waves from the horse’s movement, helping the rider’s stability and reducing joint stress accross all the equestrian disciplines.
Advantages: This technology maximises comfort and preserves the rider’s position and physique.
The shock absorption reduces muscle work and chronic pain (adductors, ankles, knees, back).
This technology was demonstrated by bio-mechanical studies carried out by an independent sport laboratory.
2. STIRRUP PLACEMENT:
The stirrup frame has an offset, skewed slot.
for the stirrup leather, giving the rider optimum contact with the horse, while the variety of angled footbeds helps to achieve a correct leg position in any discipline.
Advantages: The instant the rider puts on the stirrups, they position themselves perfectly which leads to an immediate connection to the horse.
As a result, the stirrup is found more easily. Moreover, the angle of the footbed reduces strain on the joints and muscles in the ankles.
3. STIRRUPS ERGONOMICS:
The dimensions of the Flex-on stirrup enables to achieve a perfect alignment for an optimal position of the rider (shoulders-hips-heels). The angle of its inclined footbed promotes a natural descent of the heel.
NB: The flat footbed would be recommended for a rider with hyperlaxed ankles.
Advantages: The rider’s posture is automatically and perfectly adjusted and each point of support is optimized. The rider’s foot stays in place and fatigue is reduced, thereby encouraging precision.