The same Monkey Nose design that has faithfully protected cowboys from the thick brush for generations is a great option for young cowboys and cowgirls as well. The covered front prevents the riders foot from being able to go all the way through the stirrup, making it a safer option than regular stirrups. A rider is less likely to be dragged with tapaderos. The internal stirrup is a flat bottom oxbow with a 1½ inch tread. These are youth sized, but made to the same standards as adult Tapaderos.