As riders, we all have this fear. The fear that our horses will act up or fall and we won't be able to get our feet free -- and our worst nightmare comes true -- of being dragged!
I saw my husband bucked off a horse and dragged for over a quarter of a mile several years ago. It was a horrifying sight and I felt so helpless watching it happen. There wasn't a thing I could do to help. He was lucky. He come out of it with some bruises and a broken arm.
SAFETY: Toe Stoppers prevent riders from being hooked up in the stirrup iron, which causes serious injury or death. Toes Stoppers support the rider's feet in the correct safely balanced riding position on the ball of the foot, increasing rider confidence. Increased rider safety is supported by incredible testimonies.
INCREDIBLE TEACHING AID: Leading riding instructors, coaches and riders say that Toe Stoppers are also an incredible teaching aid keeping the ball of the foot in the correct safety balanced riding position at all times and under all conditions.
COMPETITION ADVANTAGE: Riders who use Toe Stoppers also gain a competition advantage because they no longer loose concentration due to the problem of their feet slopping forward or off the stirrup iron. Toe Stoppers keep their feet in the correct position preventing their feet from slipping, their balance and concentration is improved and also their performance and results.
The danger from horse riding is compounded by the interaction of two species, human and horse, which may result in unpredictable events. This makes horse riding more dangerous than motorcycle riding and automobile racing therefore we must take every safety precaution. Toe Stoppers definitely make it safer to ride.
Toe Stoppers took out the National Award for "Best Risk Solution" for 2003 at the Works Victoria awards to win the Best Health & Safety Invention of the year.