"Peace of Mind! The Reinbow Stirrup System supports our effort to include students who may not have specialized footwear for riding. When a child arrives in sneakers, the Reinbow Stirrup System is a safe alternative to heels and safety stirrups! Safety first! Thank you Monica for this great solution to the footwear dilemma!"
Jennifer Fraser, PT
Executive Director at Granite State Adaptive, New Hampshire
“HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment) in Beijing, China has been using the Reinbow Stirrup system for over a year now and what a difference it makes in our communication and efficiency. Not only is the material high quality, the colors bright and the cage stirrups fantastic for so many little feet, but the colors and numbering system have been extremely helpful for an organization that is multilingual. I want you to think about communicating to someone about adjusting stirrups on either side of the horse. I have provided a sample conversation for how it may go:
Person A: “What number are you at on that side?” Person B: “I don’t have numbers on this leather, but I’m 10 down from the top.” Person A: “Do you mean 10 down from the top of the saddle or the end of the leather?” Person B: “Well if you’re holding the end of the leather, count 10 holes from the end.” Person A: Proceeds to count 10 holes from the end of the leather. Person B: Checking if stirrups are even…they are not.
Now lets look at a sample conversation with the Reinbow Stirrup System:
Person A: “What number are you at on that side?” Person B: “Blue 4” Person A: “Great, thanks.” Person B: Checking if stirrups are even…they are.
As we know, time and accuracy are often at a premium when checking tack, ensuring safety and effectively communicating during lessons. The Reinbow Stirrup system helps streamline this process while being a safe addition to any program. We highly recommend them!”
Program Director at HOPE Beijing, China
“I absolutely LOVE the Reinbow Stirrup System and use them almost every day for both my traditional and adaptive riding lessons. I wish I would have had a few sets of these years ago. Why: here are a few reasons:
1. I'm a huge advocate of promoting independence in all ability level of students. The colors and numbers are amazing visual tools that help students learn how to adjust their own stirrups more quickly or even direct others how to adjust it for them.
2. I love putting volunteers to work and teaching them new skills. The reinbow stirrup system makes it so easy to help empower them with the ability to quickly and correctly set stirrups and be of aid to the instructor. I can't even count the number of times I've had to explain, reexplain, check, and recheck how to set stirrups ("so.....do you mean 13 from the top or bottom?" "Does this hole count...it does not look like it's been used...Should I skip counting it?")
3. I've used the numbers and colors on the leathers countless times during a lesson to act as a visual aid when working on counting, color recognition, etc"
Saebra Ann Pipoly
Founder & Owner of Hoof Falls & Foot Falls, Arizona