The stirrups are metallic elements, of leather or wood that allow a rider support feet. These pieces are attached to the saddle through a rope called action.

StapesWhen riding, the rider inserts his feet into the stirrups to take hold. In this way it can remain on the horse and drive it in a comfortable and safe way. The primitive stirrups arose centuries before Christ in the India, when they were pieces of rope to tie the big toe. Later in China, adapted to fit footwear.

In addition, the importance of having so-called safety stirrups must be taken into consideration. These, which also respond to the name of Australians, are identified because in the event of a fall from the horse, the relevant rubber is released releasing the foot. In this way, the person is prevented from being hooked to the animal, something especially dangerous if it chooses to start galloping.

However, within the safety stirrups there are also others that are called the stirrup bending system. Basically, it should be noted that they flex forwards and backwards, which means that not only is a good posture achieved when riding, but also that the rider’s foot is released in the event of a fall.

Other important stirrups to take into account when practicing riding are the high-end stirrups, which are identified because they offer great grip, because they provide remarkable comfort and because they release the foot in case the person falls off the horse.

The step that is used to get into a carriage or get off it. Running boards, on the other hand, appear on motor vehicles: it is the sector of a motorcycle that the driver uses to support your feet and from step that facilitates access to a group (bus or bus) or to a truck.

In the same way, we cannot ignore that there are also stirrups on bicycles. These can be called footrests.

In the field of engineering, the abutment is called the area of ​​a bridge that transmits the weight to the foundation and supports the load of the deck. The abutment also links the structure in question with the access roads.

For the anatomy, the stirrup is a little bone found in the middle region of the ear of mammalian animals. It is one of the ossicles found in the eardrum, articulating with the anvil and with the membrane known as the oval window.

In colloquial language, finally, the idea from “fly off the handle” It is associated with getting out of control. For instance: “The tennis player lost his temper and tried to hit the judge”, “We shouldn’t lose our temper if things don’t go our way”, “A president cannot lose his temper under any circumstances”.

In the seventeenth century this expression was collected, as it appears in the Vocabulary of Maestro Correa and it came to refer “symbolically” to when the rider’s foot comes off the stirrup. In that document it is established that in the past the expression was broader because it was said: “lose your temper of patience”.