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I have some questions on stirrup sizes: I ride hunters (if that helps) what size ...
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    english stirrup sizes?

    I have some questions on stirrup sizes:

    I ride hunters (if that helps)
    what size stirrups do u all have?
    what size should i get, can the bigger ones be too big?
    do i actually have to go to a tack store and try them?

    the choice is 4", 4 1/4", 4 1/2", 4 3/4"
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    You forgot 5" . 4 3/4" seems to be the standard "adult" size stirrup. As long as it's not flopping on your foot or squeezing your toes, it really shouldn't matter what size stirrups you have.

    Measure the stirrups you use to get the same size. Measure on the inside, from the inside edges of the bars on each side (where your foot would go through).
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    it matters if it is too large your foot could slip through and the stirrup could get stuck on your ankle then if you lose balanmce or fall.....broken leg. dependeing on your skill level you may also want to think about safety stirrups (although personally i never liked them sometimes the rubber band pops of when you don't want it to)
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    You need the stirrup 1" bigger than your shoe/boot, so what size you need depends on a couple of things:

    1. Your footwear. A sneaker will be wider than a tall boot, and a Winter riding boot will be wider than a sneaker
    2. The stirrup - normal fillis stirrups might mean you need a 4.5" (like me), but if you use a jointed stirrup with a rubber covering along the side, then you need bigger, like 4 3/4 (like me).
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    if i measure across the riding boot at the ball of my toe i should be able to just order then, right?
    i am thinking of getting the stirrups with the bling on them
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    You also forgot the 3 1/2" stirrups. They're not exactly common. I have a pair for my 2yo daughter
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