The Horseman's Prayer
Everyone has had that moment getting on that special horse
that just wants to buck or run off before you can get your
seat and find your offside stirrup. The MDC Intelligent
Stirrups® answers the prayer that "If I could
just get that offside iron before this horse bolts, I will
have a chance at control". The MDC Intelligent Stirrups®
are open and waiting for you to get your stirrup as soon
as you swing over the saddle!
Just Ride Around a Little…
One day a lady was trying the MDC Intelligent Stirrups®
and as she came back from her ride she said "Marty,
my right stirrup feels great, but my left one doesn't."
I said, "Just ride around a little more and see how
they feel." Upon her return, she said, "I fixed
it and both my stirrups feel great!" I said, "What
did you do?" Whereupon she stated "I put one at
90 degrees and the other at 45 degrees!" to her, that
felt even. The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® allow the rider
to customize their stirrups to the setting that best suits
their conformation, their horse and their specific riding
application. This ability to customize one's stirrups provides
a feature that is a First in Modern Stirrup Technology!
Releases Pressure on Ankles, Knees, Hips and Back
Many stirrups claim that they release pressure
on the ankles, knees hips and back but do not explain how
this happens. The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are truly
more comfortable due to the fact that these stirrups come
to you and not you to them. Our preset angles match your
specific body needs and work to promote a greater harmony
with your body alignment. Anyone with any stiffness or previous
injuries will immediately feel this release of pressure
on their joints. Please see what Olympic and every day riders
have to say on our Endorsements
and Testimonials pages.
A Better Base of Support
Try watching a flat class from the top of the ring.
Every rider carries their irons at different angles on each
foot. The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® will tend to be
in the same angle on each foot. When you begin to feel equal
angulation and equal pressure coming through the balls of
the feet, you will get a newfound sense of balance and a
stronger sense of your base of support.
The Number One Question Is…
The number one question asked about the MDC Intelligent
Stirrups® is "Will it turn while I am riding?"
Under normal riding conditions, the answer is "No."
The stirrup has been designed to require positive pressure
from above and below to turn the mechanism. With only the
stirrup leather above the iron, there is no focus point
to apply pressure to allow the stirrup to turn.
Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing
and arranging things people use so that the people and things
interact most efficiently and safely also called human engineering.
The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® are ergonomically designed
and engineered for correct, comfortable and balanced riding.
The MDC Intelligent Stirrups® will perform at their
best when partnered with a new pair of leathers. Old leathers
have a slight turn to them and this will affect the accuracy
of the 45 degree and 90 degree settings.
The MDCUltimate Stirrups® are true sized. We have
taken into account the rubber sleeves and create a true
opening of 4 ¼", 4 ½", 4 ¾"
and 5" unlike other hinged products whose openings
are smaller than advertised.
As there are moving parts associated with the MDC Intelligent
Stirrups®, it is important to inspect your stirrups
regularly. Keep them clean and free from debris. WARNING:
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE
A New Beginning in Stirrups
Imagine for a minute that you can design an English riding
stirrup for the modern rider. What qualities would you look
- Comfort: Releases pressure on ankes, knees and hips.
- Easily Retrievable allowing you to ride at an optimal
- Safety: reduction of the iron's natural desire to grab
- Adjustable angles to compliment each side of your body.
- Preset angles that tend to stay in place should you
lose your irons.
- The reduction or elimination of leg burns.
- Easy access to the offside iron when mounting.
- Ergonomic Design that works With Your Body
and not against it.
- Available in either a traditional solid foot plate
or hinged design.