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post #11 of 24 Old 05-14-2010, 11:02 AM
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Bingo. The collapsing to the side is exactly what I am talking about. Try strapping your ankle on the outside of your boot. The extra support should help you to get a feel for how your foot should sit in your stirrup.

The collapsing says to me that the ligaments in your ankles have been stretched out and are no longer supporting your ankle the way they are meant to. Adding the support using a brace or bandages should help. You may be able to train your foot to do it without the strapping eventually, but if you don't already have them I would invest in some long boots for constant riding support too.

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post #12 of 24 Old 05-14-2010, 08:07 PM
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It's your conformation. Just like horses, not all people are built perfectly. It just means you'll have to work harder to get that foot to behave.
Thank you... Why is it that so many riding instructors don't realize that conformation also applies to people? Sometimes the problem can't be fully corrected. I don't think doing something that makes your ankle hurt is going to be good for it in the long run.
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You can use one of those stretchy band things( I think they are called Bali bands?) and lay on your back, raise your leg with the band around the underside of your foot (held in both hands) and stretch your toe out for 10 repetitions to strengthen the muscles in that leg also try one leg squats. Do a few sets a day and you will build up the muscle so you can control it better.

You probably just have a wonky ankle. Talk to your trainer, explain that you are having trouble physically with the foot so she doesnt keep harping about it.

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post #14 of 24 Old 05-15-2010, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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well I had a lesson last night and she said I am doing a lot better but there was one point I was thinking I had my foot perfect, and she said emma your foot, and it was physicaly imposible for me to turn it in any further! Lol so I think she has actually realised I do try and I do want to do it perfect but theres just something.....diferent about my left ankle hahah I think ill get there it will just take me a little bit more time I will be practising between lessons on furia. Thanks everyone!
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post #15 of 24 Old 05-17-2010, 10:06 PM
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Adding the support using a brace or bandages should help.
Thank you for this! I have the exact same problem, always have. My middle name IRL is Grace, and my husband jokes that my parents jinxed my by naming me such as I'm the world's greatest clutz. I trip over thin air...literally. I've fallen and my ankles have buckled so many times, I'm certain the ligaments aren't as they should be. This clears up a lot of things for me. Thank you!! I will def. Be investing in a brace for both of my ankles and hope that it helps.
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post #16 of 24 Old 05-17-2010, 10:17 PM
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they are ankle strengthening exercises? O: I must google some ;D
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post #17 of 24 Old 05-17-2010, 11:08 PM
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Thank you for this! I have the exact same problem, always have. My middle name IRL is Grace, and my husband jokes that my parents jinxed my by naming me such as I'm the world's greatest clutz. I trip over thin air...literally. I've fallen and my ankles have buckled so many times, I'm certain the ligaments aren't as they should be. This clears up a lot of things for me. Thank you!! I will def. Be investing in a brace for both of my ankles and hope that it helps.
Haha, no worries at all! I am exactly the same, I can literally roll my ankles on nothing. I have to consciously try to roll my feet to the inside when riding (and walking for that matter), otherwise I wind up on crutches!

The original article I read is by Jane Myers, I believe it was called Starting At The Bottom, if you wanted to read it for yourself

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I have another lesson this afternoon will let you all know how many times I get moaned at about my toes hahahahaah!!! Thaaaanks
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Thank you... Why is it that so many riding instructors don't realize that conformation also applies to people? Sometimes the problem can't be fully corrected. I don't think doing something that makes your ankle hurt is going to be good for it in the long run.
I agree. I'm a bit concerned about people giving advice to strap this and bend that without knowing Emma and her musculoskeletal structure. There's a range of motion you can deal with, but beyond that you could actually cause damage. Her instructor should be aware of this as well. Anyway, what you need is effective position, not picture-perfect like Olympic riders position. You strivefor picture-perfect, but for most of us, just getting a solid effective position is a great accomplishment.
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post #20 of 24 Old 05-21-2010, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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ok sorry I havent been back have been hectic!!! Im changing riding school as my teacher RELLY annoyed me on tuesday but that's another story, I think my foot is back in its rightfull place lol maybe just a tad to the outside but like people have said I think it my conformation! Lol
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