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In your opinion, are jointed stirrups irons really worth the hype?

In your opinion, are jointed stirrups irons really worth the hype?
Sorry for stealing your question but do they help for if you don’t have very flexible ankles and help you drop more?
Hi Taylor, I love my jointed stirrups to the moon and back. I have them on both my dressage and jumping saddle, to me I feel more steady with them, I have loose ankles and they tend to hurt with normal stirrups, but not with the jointed ones, so I think it's different for everyone. If you have a barn mate that has them, maybe you can borrow them a couple of times to see how you like them!
I tried it once and hated it, felt very unsteady. But I know someone who has ankle issues and loves them. Maybe find someone with a pair you can borrow and test ride before you decide to buy them
Hello Taylor,
Just as Lauren said, I tried it and didn't like it, I was very unsteady. I have flex on now and I love them!
I rode in jointed stirrups and it caused me to overflex and have a very unsteady position. I don't think they are worth it at all