I recently bought a pair of offset eye stirrups(these
) I got them because I sometimes have knee pain while riding(which hasn't been bad lately but I got them on sale). On tuesday when I first used them they seemed pretty good. The hook makes then a tad longer then my normal irons, but it actually worked out pretty well and I had a great seat and posting was almost effortless, then I put them up a hole and jumped a little bit, no problems. Today on the other hand they were still up a hole and I felt like I was all over the place while posting and my knees haven't hurt so much since I first started learning to post! I had forgotten that I had put them up a hole so after a while I dropped them and again seat and posting were much better, but I can't canter at with them that long and no way I can jump! Why does one little hole make so much difference in my riding?!? I don't want to have to change the length constantly so does anyone have any advice on what I can do? Also I thought the offset eye irons were supposed help with knee pain, not make it worse! When my stirrups are at a comfortable length for cantering/jumping they kill my knee, I didn't have this problem with the regular Irons, they are great for w/t when I have them fairly long(I'm only about 5'4 and someone who is about 5'9 rode after me and she shortened them a hole, normally she drops them a hole or 2). I know this seems like kinda of a stupid question, but I'm kinda at a loss, I'm thinking about just stitching back to my regular irons but I'd hate to think I bought them for nothing even if I didn't pay much for them.