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
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