Originally Posted by ponyboy
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 strive
for picture-perfect, but for most of us, just getting a solid effective position is a great accomplishment.