Below are buddy stirrups for sale. Buddy stirrups that fit over the saddle horn of a full-sized Western saddle to add a set of shorter stirrups for a child rider.
Buddy stirrups are made by several different manufacturers and come in several different designs and styles.
From eBay and Amazon
Buddy Stirrups - Good Things To Know Before You Buy
- Probably the first thing you want to do when shopping for buddy stirrups on eBay is to take a good look at the picture(s). Some buddy stirrups are very simple and consist mostly of just a strap and the stirrups. Others are more elaborate, with a large leather panel that slips over the saddle horn and also goes down to cover the front part of the saddle seat. Make sure you know what kind you're looking at, and keep in mind how you will be using the it (for example, will the child be riding alone or in front of an adult?).
- How do the buddy stirrups attach to the saddle horn? Some have buckles or other fasteners to adjust them around the horn, while others have an opening or hole that just slips over the horn.
- What are the stirrups in the buddy stirrups made of? Common materials include Ralide (a brand name for a type of durable polyethylene plastic) and wood.
- Are the front of the stirrups in the buddy stirrups hooded, or covered (also called "tapaderos")? A hooded stirrup will prevent a foot from accidentally going through the stirrup.
- Is the stirrup length adjustable? If so, what lengths can they be adjusted from (at their shortest) and to (at their longest)?
- Is there at least one good picture of the buddy stirrups?
- Are the buddy stirrups new or used?
- How much will the shipping be? Will the seller ship to your location? Is shipping insurance required or optional?
- What forms of payment does the seller accept?
- How soon do you have to pay for your purchase? An increasing number of eBay sellers are getting tired of buyers who take a long time to pay for their item. Some of these sellers are now requiring the item be paid for within a certain time frame or the sale is off. Read the item's description for acceptable payment times and terms.
- If you have any questions about a pair of buddy stirrups for sale on eBay be sure to contact the seller and ask any questions before you bid or buy.
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