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.
This is my 4th pair or Don Orrel stirrups. They are not only the best looking stirrup out there but they relieve my knee pain making my overall riding experience better. Great company!
always wanted to try a pair and absolutely now need to order another! has helped my feet and knees with my long rides in the saddle! Thanks so much for producing this wonderful product.
Love these stirrups. Very nice and helps with my old knees and ankles.
My 3rd set! No knee pain. Rode for 90 minutes the other day and nothing! 71 with both knees replaced. Do yourself a favor and get these angled/offset stirrups! Oh, and they are beautiful.
Just ordered a second pair of angle offset. I can really feel the difference in my knee comfort, additionally, I have better foot position . Overall, I feel I am sitting and riding better with a lot more knee comfort.
My knees don’t hurt anymore and it’s easier to find the stirrups with my feet. Just the best for the bucks.
I have had knee issues for years and recently recovered from a back injury. These stirrup take all that added pressure away! Love that I made this choice. Plus they are gorgeous!! I t was a hard choice one which wood to go with, but the cedar is so rich in color.
I will never have another saddle without these stirrups. They have saved my knees
The Angled Offset stirrups I purchased from you are the most comfortable stirrups I have EVER ridden in! I absolutely love them. I no longer limp my way to the trailer after riding in "normal" stirrups. My knees have never been happier! Thank you!
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.