I like how light weight they are, but not surprised at the least that they're banned. Especially for equitation.
Unlike most, many people will use a black stirrup in their favor to appear to have a "steadier" leg/foot than they really do. IMO. Per usual, it's no surprise. Only takes a few to use it negatively and ruins it for the rest of us :P
I have a set that I got for Christmas that have blue accents for XC, haven't used them yet, but I love how lightweight they are.
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