TPH Review: MDC Stirrups

Photo courtesy of MDC Stirrups


As someone who has been riding all of my life, I am deliberate about using the best equipment I can afford. Saddles, bridles, a bit selection that surpasses my jewelry selection. Boots, chaps, show clothes, schooling clothes. Yet, I never gave much thought to my choice of stirrups…until we had Martin Cohen of MDC Stirrups on The Plaidcast.

Marty Cohen has been in the business for decades and is a passionate entrepreneur. He spoke for many minutes about the thought and engineering that went into the design of his MDC Stirrup product line. The wide base for your foot, the ability to retrieve your stirrup if lost because it will never lie flat against your horse’s side all made perfect sense. The most impressive feature is reduction of the risk that your foot will get caught in the stirrup when (not if) you fall off.

Hunter rider, Hope Glynn, uses MDC Stirrups. Photo courtesy of MDC Stirrups

One of the perks of my job at The Plaid Horse is that I am given products to try. I jumped at Marty’s offer to send me two pairs of stirrups. I can recommend MDC Stirrups wholeheartedly. The wide base alleviates my chronic foot pain and the position of the stirrup on the leather is very accessible.

Give some thought to this important piece of equipment that is often overlooked; try MDC Stirrups.

About the Author: Sissy is a Princeton University graduate, a lifelong rider and trainer, a USEF R rated judge, a freelance journalist, an autism advocate and Editor of The Plaid Horse. Her illustrious resume includes extensive show hunter and jumper experience. She lives with her family in Unionville, PA and Wellington, FL.

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