Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stirrup Evolution

For centuries scientists and evolutionists have been trying to figure out how we went from being this....

.. to this! Quite a remarkable change if you ask me!

Okay - so .. in referencing the above to a sidesaddle themed evolution, I wanted to compare stirrup designs through the years and how they also have improved.

HELLlllllOOOOOO....

Pay attention now! You can go back and stare at Brad after your lesson!

This is obviously an antique slipper stirrup. After the footrest, this is the most primitive stirrup design. What it totally lacked in safety.. it made up for in beauty. The only problem with that is like comparing apples to oranges!
This is a Lennans Pattern combination safety and slipper stirrup.

It is made of stainless steel.

Here is a more modern version of the Lennans safety stirrup where they are moving away from the slipper.

Look at this one made by Copes.

This is an older model made by Whitman. It has 2 separate parts that break away in the case of a fall.

..and here we have the modern day safety stirrup!


Okay - okay.. here is your prize for finishing your reading assignment!
Dream Away.. but just remember.. you are more likely to catch his attention if you are elegantly posed and confidently riding aside!

6 comments:

sidesaddle rider said...

Can't type anything of consequence for laughing. Julie, you crack me up. Thanks for the fun visit.

Lisa said...

What a fun post!! :)

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