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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-06-10 2:33 PM (#7430941)
Subject: Nettles



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Are Nettles stirrups really worth the money? Because holy crap...I did not know they were that spendy!!

What makes them special and why do you like them? Did you personally see a difference once you switched over to them?

 

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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2019-06-10 3:04 PM (#7430947 - in reply to #7430941)
Subject: RE: Nettles



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I got a pair. Believe it or not, they were given to me for free. I really enjoy them, but honestly I dont think I'd pay that much for a pair lol! I'm kinda cheap tho. 

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okhorselover
Reg. Feb 2016
Posted 2019-06-10 3:37 PM (#7430951 - in reply to #7430941)
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JMHO, they are worth the money. I love mine. They really help on knees & hip pain which I can have at times. 

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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-06-10 3:39 PM (#7430952 - in reply to #7430947)
Subject: RE: Nettles



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want2chase3 - 2019-06-10 3:04 PM


I got a pair. Believe it or not, they were given to me for free. I really enjoy them, but honestly I dont think I'd pay that much for a pair lol! I'm kinda cheap tho. 


I'm all about saving money!! Thats so awesome. Maybe I'll run into a used pair one day....

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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-06-10 3:42 PM (#7430954 - in reply to #7430951)
Subject: RE: Nettles



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okhorselover - 2019-06-10 3:37 PM


JMHO, they are worth the money. I love mine. They really help on knees & hip pain which I can have at times. 


That is good to know. I rode in a saddle that had Nettles and I wasnt sore at all the next day. I was riding in a Bob Marshall and went to a G bar G...so I'm not sure if it was just the saddle itself or the stirrups. That's why I'm hesitant to buy a pair as the new saddle I bought came with aluminum stirrups.

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07milch
Reg. Mar 2012
Posted 2019-06-10 4:15 PM (#7430957 - in reply to #7430941)
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They’re worth every cent AS LONG as they have the Levelers on them. 

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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-06-10 4:17 PM (#7430958 - in reply to #7430957)
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07milch - 2019-06-10 4:15 PM


They’re worth every cent AS LONG as they have the Levelers on them. 


Can you elaborate on the levelers and why they make such a difference?

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ridejg
Reg. Jan 2009
Posted 2019-06-10 4:51 PM (#7430961 - in reply to #7430941)
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I have the regular Half Breed Nettles, and love them!! Worth every penny. 

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07milch
Reg. Mar 2012
Posted 2019-06-10 8:03 PM (#7430973 - in reply to #7430958)
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Kay-DRacing. - 2019-06-10 2:17 PM


07milch - 2019-06-10 4:15 PM


They’re worth every cent AS LONG as they have the Levelers on them. 



Can you elaborate on the levelers and why they make such a difference?


If you check previous threads there is quite a bit of info on them but in a snapshot, they sit your foot level and alleviate knee and ankle pain (which they totally do!). And I love how they tilt so you can get up and hustle or sit down and really get your heels down. I’ve also said this before but it’s worth repeating, I really think it would be almost impossible to get a foot hung in a stirrup with them because of how they do tilt. If you were in the ground they would tilt and release your foot. Love them and I never ride without them on my saddles. When I jump on a friend’s horse I quickly remember how miserable it is to ride in normal stirrups. I used to swear by Walls but my eyes have been opened, lol. Contact Rockyroad on here and she’ll take care of you.

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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-06-11 7:26 AM (#7430981 - in reply to #7430973)
Subject: RE: Nettles



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07milch - 2019-06-10 8:03 PM


Kay-DRacing. - 2019-06-10 2:17 PM


07milch - 2019-06-10 4:15 PM


They’re worth every cent AS LONG as they have the Levelers on them. 



Can you elaborate on the levelers and why they make such a difference?



If you check previous threads there is quite a bit of info on them but in a snapshot, they sit your foot level and alleviate knee and ankle pain (which they totally do!). And I love how they tilt so you can get up and hustle or sit down and really get your heels down. I’ve also said this before but it’s worth repeating, I really think it would be almost impossible to get a foot hung in a stirrup with them because of how they do tilt. If you were in the ground they would tilt and release your foot. Love them and I never ride without them on my saddles. When I jump on a friend’s horse I quickly remember how miserable it is to ride in normal stirrups. I used to swear by Walls but my eyes have been opened, lol. Contact Rockyroad on here and she’ll take care of you.


Thank you!!

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Rausch_Jessica
Reg. Sep 2006
Posted 2019-06-11 8:46 AM (#7430987 - in reply to #7430941)
Subject: RE: Nettles



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I just received my first pair of nettles. They came with a saddle I purchased. I will DEFINANTLY be trying to purchase another pair. My feet are so balanced and I have no pain in my hips and knees! My feet feel so good in them I am positive I will never loose a stirrup during a run! Do they ever sell used ones??

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07milch
Reg. Mar 2012
Posted 2019-06-11 6:52 PM (#7431057 - in reply to #7430987)
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Rausch_Jessica - 2019-06-11 6:46 AM

I just received my first pair of nettles. They came with a saddle I purchased. I will DEFINANTLY be trying to purchase another pair. My feet are so balanced and I have no pain in my hips and knees! My feet feel so good in them I am positive I will never loose a stirrup during a run! Do they ever sell used ones??

I’ve occasionally seen people sell them in the FB tack groups but it’s very rare. That is how I got my first pair though, they were new with tags and I got a steal on them! Girl didn’t even know what she was missing out on, lol!! (Edited to add: rare that you see used ones with Levelers)



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Gunner11
Reg. Mar 2011
Posted 2019-06-12 12:52 PM (#7431132 - in reply to #7430941)
Subject: RE: Nettles



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I really like mine! I got lucky and found some on Ebay for a good deal. They have a little brand etched in the side, but it's not gawdy so doesn't bother me :)

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TheDutchMan01
Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2019-06-12 1:57 PM (#7431137 - in reply to #7430941)
Subject: RE: Nettles


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Has anyone tried just regular wood laminated stirrups and liked them better than aluminum? I just can't spend that much on stirrups! 



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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2019-06-12 6:20 PM (#7431163 - in reply to #7430941)
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I love love my Nettles, I have 3 pairs of them, I use the half breeds

Edited to add: I got mine threw Rockyroad, she can give you a good price on them. 



Edited by Southtxponygirl 2019-06-12 6:35 PM
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