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Old 12-26-2005, 10:38 AM  
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EZ UP Stirrup Extender

All--Does anyone currently use the Ez Up Stirrup Extender? It is supposed to give your mounting leg and additional 3 inches to make it easier to get on the horse.
I tried a Giddy Up and Go mounting stool, that is another story , so before I invest $77 (love EBAY!!!) I wanted a recommendation.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:55 AM  
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I've never even heard of it. What does it look like? Do you have a link for it on Ebay?
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:49 PM  
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Hope this is okay....
http://cgi.ebay.com/E-Z-UP-Stirrup-E...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:29 PM  
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I don't know, that seems a little weird to me.
Mind you I don't ride western but with anything I'm riding on or equipment I am using, Simple is best.
I would be worried about the latchy thing coming undone when you are riding.
But Ive never seen them up close or anyone use them, so they could be good.
If three inches makes or breaks you getting on your horse than maybe you should try them.

Hope fully someone else posts who know what theyre talking about
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Old 12-26-2005, 03:28 PM  
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I've seen those in catalogs, but I don't know a single soul that uses one of those. My only question would be, if you're riding alone, what do you do with it once you've mounted?
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:42 PM  
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Stick to logs and ditches!

When I first saw these, it seemed they were the best thing
since sliced bread. When I actually got one, I discovered
several problems ...

First...it is very heavy and makes the saddle uneven
and unwieldy weight-wise.

Second...it's a nifty contraption but if you are short-legged
(my inseam is 28"), you won't be able to get your right leg
over your horse's hip on the over-swing!

Third...you may need to have extra holes put into your fender
to accomodate a little extra length from the EZ-up when it is installed.

My recommendation...forget the gizmo and buy a shorter horse!
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:02 PM  
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I laughed and laughed when I read 2manyfurbabies' advice.

"...forget the gizmo and buy a shorter horse!"

I have to agree.
I would not depend on the device mentioned.

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Old 12-26-2005, 06:40 PM  
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I agree with Rebecca and 2manyfurbabies. As much as I would love having an extender for my stirrups (short people=shorter stirrups=big struggle), I would think that it would be more of a hassle. Having to swing over to the other side of the saddle might be sort of tuff with the one stirrup being 3 inches longer than normal!
If you want to give it a try, go ahead, but I don't think I would spend too much money on it.

You see, this is why I prefer horses in the 14 hand range
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:57 PM  
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This seems like it would work well enough and not cost you so much

The Ez Mount Stirrup

Western Strirrups:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/Merchan..._Code=EZM160-W

taelesean, I stole the link from ya

State-line also has a device that hooks on to the saddle horn and ends a second stirrup below the mounting stirrup. You use that to get on and then take the mounting aid away. I can't find it online but it is in their catalog for $18.00.

Stole link again
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/Merchan...duct_Code=MS40
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Re: EZ UP Stirrup Extender

Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeekers Tovero Kid
before I invest $77

Also, before buying stuff on E-Bay, check the regular distributors...Chick's Saddlery has them for $10.99 for English tack, or $17.99 for western.

English stirrups:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/Merchan..._Code=EZM160-E

Western Strirrups:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/Merchan..._Code=EZM160-W


I've never use this product, but I have used a similar device that had 3 rungs that hung below the stirrup....but I was trying to mount a 20+hh shire stallion. Once you are up, you reel in the leather and take the sturrup ladder out. Usually you would then put it in a saddle bag or something.
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Thanks everyone! I knew this forum would know about it!
Drat....gotta find something else to buy on Ebay....oh well...
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