Originally Posted by Trista
theses were two brands I was looking at. What about the plastic or the rubber flex styles?
Rubber Flex? I've not heard of that. But I know some stirrups made from plastic and rubber are very light weight. It's worth looking into and what feels good on your feet.
I personally love metal. It feels more solid and secure to me and it's hard to break (and I'm rough on stuff.) But I can see how that would pose a problem if it has no give or "break" to it.
But if you're worried about, or preventing, a dragging situation.. then it's something to reaaaally research and go over and try. I know at Dover, they've very flexible with their products. Maybe you could put the kind of stirrup on a test saddle, hop on, and see if you like how it feels?
I'm not all that knowledgeable on jumping, either, so you may want to talk to someone like Allison_Finch who could have some recommendations.
Hope you find what you're looking for, OP!