Seems stupid, but I could use some ideas here.
I want to work on no stirrup work in my jump saddle.
Just taking my feet out of the stirrups is possible, but my Tech Venice stirrups are very heavy, and bang the horse’s sides which I don’t find fair to them long term.
I try to flip them up and cross them up front, but my stirrups are so short that they don’t lay nicely, clang together, jump around (they’re basically on the wither), and then there’s the whole bulky flipped stirrup leather under your leg problem.
Is there something I’m missing here, where no stirrup work can be easily done without aggravating me or the horse with the equipment itself, or requiring lots of adjustments before the work can be started?
TIA for any ideas!