Western Stirrups For Knee Pain
Riding horses with a bad knee, ankle or hip pain can take the excitement and joy right out of it. Learn about the benefits of our various custom stirrup types and how they can help ease your pain and make riding more enjoyable.
Angled Offset Stirrups
Our recommended stirrup type for riders experiencing discomfort in the saddle.
Introduced in 2016 our Angled Offset Stirrups have taken over as being our most popular option and for good reason. A combination of the angle, offset, thick leather treads, as well as being made out of natural wood vs hard metal creates quite possibly the most comfortable stirrup for western saddles. We urge you to read the pages of reviews and give them a try if you are riding with pain.
Continue reading for an in depth look at each feature.
The angle provides a level surface that sits parallel to the ground for your feet to rest. This helps alleviate tension, creating a comfortable position that is easy on your joints and knees as you ride.
The offset is designed with extra weight towards the back of the stirrup which in turn helps riders keep their heels down and toes up. This not only helps with balance but coming to hard stops and slides as well.
We use extra thick leather for comfortable, premium tread quality. This combined with the alternating wood layers of the stirrup create a more natural feel over hard, rigid metal. (this also means that every pair is completely unique looking due to the various wood grain)
For even more added comfort achieve the perfect fit with our multiple sizing options. The correct size stirrups will help immensely with foot position, comfort and control in the saddle.
I honestly didn’t know that stirrups could be comfortable until I tried these. I figured stirrups were stirrups... these showed me how wrong I was! They are so comfortable, and they make keeping your feet in the right position effortless. I had knee pain from a torn ACL, and I haven’t had any pain since getting these. Plus I got mine customized with my brand and they turned out awesome! Definitely, definitely recommend these.
I love them!! I ride over 2 hours almost everyday and my knees do not hurt like they use too. Which consists of steep ditch banks, hills, open pasture, and timber riding. I’m a small lady and wear a size 7 so I choice to buy the petite size and I so glad I did!
These stirrups make my ride so much more comfortable, almost no knee and ankle pain. The only downside I can find is that they are almost too pretty to use!
A year ago I injured my left knee and even though it had healed I wasn't able to put in long hours riding. My son is the one that thought we should try the Angled Offset. It works we have been gathering cattle and after all day rides my knee is fine.
They are awesome! No knee or foot pain after 6 hours in the saddle!
Amazing how much better these stirrups make you feel in your alignment of your joints from your hips to your ankles. I feel more balanced right away as well. I will be ordering more sets for my other saddles because I don’t want to ride in anything else now.
I am in my 60's and have been riding since I was 30. I always have had problems with knees and hips. I figured it was something i just had to put up with. It was either give up on riding or find something that would alleviate or lessin the pain. After a lot of research on various stirrups I kept going back to the DO stirrups. From the moment I submitted my order I was informed of the status. I did not write a review right away but chose to wait and really put these stirrups to the test. The pain is still there, however not even close to what I was experiencing with my other stirrups. I attribute this to my old age (LOL) I am just happy to stay in the saddle and am very thankful that I chose DO.
Finally got to ride using my new Angled Offset Stirrup and love them! The are not only very well made and love the conchoes adds a nice touch put are comfortable and puts my foot in a good position plus no torque on my knees(things a sr rider 68 yrs old)really likes!! Highly recommend.
Literally received instant relief in my ankles and knee! Best equipment investment I’ve made for my training program!
I have been using my angled offset stirrups for about a month. Not only are they beautiful and well made. They are so comfortable. They have tremendously helped with my knee pain while riding.
I love my Don Orrell stirrups! This is my third pair. I have no trouble with knee pain anymore thanks to the angled offset.
I’ve had knee pain for awhile now and riding only makes it worse. I wanted to find a stirrup that would relieve some of the pressure off my knees while still looking good. I honestly could happier with them! My knees don’t hurt nearly as bad, if at all. And they are absolutely gorgeous!!!
Angled offset rancher preformed as advertised. They are well built . The angle relieved knee discomfort and kept stirrups in place while sorting. The offset definitely makes heels down effortless. I find these superior to the Nettles stirrups even with the added levelors. I intended to upgrade all my saddles in the future. Thanks for building a great product
We bought the angled offset stirrups for my daughter who is a Reiner.Amazing results with better heel and spur placement . Basically helped keep your heels down and helps prevent incidental spur contact , Very comfortable also ! HIGHLY RECOMMEND , 😀
I purchased these stirrups after I had researched a number of other stirrup manufacturers. What I liked best is that they were the only one who offered an offset, angled stirrup. Not only are these stirrups absolutely beautiful, they are also very functional. They help keep your heel down while providing comfort to your knees. I absolutely love these stirrups!