Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Newfoundland/Nova Scotia
• Horses: 0
Start with longer stirrups in the english saddle and slowly bring them farther up.
I have ankle troubles except jumping length for some reason takes a lot of pressure off my ankle, so I learned to ride at this length and slowly stretched my leg down farther as my ankle toughened up and was more able to absorb the shock while stretched.
I have one for my tendon, you put marbles on the floor, pick them up with your toes, bring them over the length of a ruler(adjustable) and drop them in a small container or glass. I do this exercise sitting down. Also helps ligaments strengthen up.
Another thing I find works is walking. If I don't walk then I fins my ankle becomes worse, but a 2km walk every day stretches, works and just generally improves my ankle.
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