I'm looking to buy my first english saddle ever and to be honest I know very little about it all. I've ridden western my whole life and didn't even know anybody who rode english until recently but I think it would be nice to be able to do both (and my horse is a bit of an englishy horse and used to be ridden english so he wants me to) so I'm branching out.
What I'm wondering about is what's the difference between lighter stirrups and heavier stirrups? Looking around I've noticed that lighter stirrups seem to cost quite a bit more than heavier stirrups so I thought it would be a good idea to get some information before buying.
I'm just starting out and doing general riding for awhile so I don't really have any particular discipline in mind or anything.
Thank you all very much and sorry for rambling on =P