For The Riding Boot Buyer: Read This, It May Change
Suffering from back problems whilst in the saddle?
riders are not aware that many of the back problems stem from the
feet caused by the incorrect balance in riding boots.
to push the heels down forcibly whilst at the same time trying to
keep control over your feet in the stirrup, puts a lot of strain
on all the muscles and joints below the belt including the lower
back. As our bodies were not designed to endure such continuous
strain, something will have to give.
riders are hardly aware that subconsciously they adjust the foot
position in the stirrup continuously in order to keep control over
is because almost all riding boots are balanced as fashion footwear
with the sole to ground contact about 1 to 1½ inch behind
the ball of the foot.
this may be ideal for walking, when in the saddle, even with applying
some pressure, it makes it difficult to keep the foot steady in
the stirrup iron.
you try to put your foot in the correct position flat on the tread
plate of the stirrup iron, the boot forces the heel to come up.
when you the try to push your heel down, the boot forces the toes
to rise, disengaging most of the contact with the tread plate of
the stirrup iron. Upon close examination you will find that the
foot just rests onto the inner edge of the tread plate. In severe
cases, only by putting the iron in front of the ball of the foot,
can you maintain for a little while some form of control over the
foot, but that will make the position even more precarious and increases
the body stresses even more.
when you have become used to riding like that through many years
of practice, it is bad for your body and uncomfortable and it is
the imbalance in the boot that is the source of the problem.
riders will move the foot every 20 or 30 seconds in the hope of
finding a more comfortable position in the stirrup.
poor alignment has an adverse effect not only on the foot position,
but also it puts additional stress on the muscles, knee joints and
works itself upwards to the lower back.
has found the solution to this problem. The Equitector Easy Rider
Balance System avoids the stress and will ease your aches and pains
system aligns the heel inside the boot with the tread plate of the
foot is now balanced and the downward pressure caused by the imbalance
has been removed. Your lower limbs are now in a natural position
and no longer do you have to push your heels down forcibly. Your
iron will be on the ball of the foot and your heels will not longer
of the leg position and without applying any undue pressure, the
alignment is maintained and the foot will stay in the correct position
in the stirrup iron, naturally. All the muscles and joints below
the belt are now much more relaxed, relieving much of the pressure
on the lower back
riding position has also become more secure and when difficulties
occur, the rider is less likely to be thrown.
there is only one way to find out if the above is just another marketing
ploy or a true solution. We challenge you!
a pair and try it for yourself.
Equitector riding boots have the Easy Rider Balance System which
gives you that superior ride.
boots are designed by horse riders and are the only boots on the
market designed for Comfort, Health and Safety on the ground as
well as in the saddle.
Hutton, International dressage rider and owner of Talland school
of Equititation endorses Equitector Riding boots.
boots are tough boots for a tough job.
proof, Rot proof, Hoof proof and Chill proof.
For further information on the Equitector Range, please
Fax 01933 228179