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post #21 of 24 Old 05-30-2010, 11:32 PM
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I used to have the same problem...sort of! From the time I started lessons until the time I bought my first horse, I rode with my toes out. Not a lot, but I did a lot of jumping in my lessons, and they kind of just stuck that way. Then I started taking dressage lessons and my instructor was always on my case about how my toes needed to point straight forward. It hurt like crazy for awhile but eventually I got used to it. Now it hurts like crazy to ride with my toes out even slightly.

I just had to make a conscious effort to change my position and it got easier and easier until it was unconscious. Not a quick fix, but just know that it will get easier!
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post #22 of 24 Old 07-05-2010, 10:48 AM
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i have just started doing classes and my instructor i always having to tell me off aboutmy left foot my toe goes outwards my right foot is fyn its just my left, im getting really frustrated!!! whats making it stick out? has anyone else had this problem? my styrups are in the right place and the rest of my posture is fine, just my stupid toe wants to be a pansy haaha.
any advice is very very welcome lol thanks
the same thing happens to me except it is the opposite way around! it sucks lol i hate it..my trainer just said sometimes people have problems with one leg, as the other is dominant. idk..i just stretch that leg a little more and roll my ankle to make it loose
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post #23 of 24 Old 07-05-2010, 12:01 PM
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I have that issue with my right foot, ankle. A previous horse fell with me, rolled over my foot/leg and crushed the foot and ankle. Went through lots of therapy but it just isn't as strong as the other one so I'm always being told to pull my lower leg back, get my toe in........ other leg is just fine! Sigh....... At least now it functions better. Used to get my heel down and then after riding it would be frozen for about 15 minutes as I hobbled around..... Much better now :) Goodluck to all of us conformationally/functionally challenged riders out there!

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post #24 of 24 Old 07-10-2010, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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hiiii omg!!! sooo much has changed since i posted this hah ive even changed riding school hahah but now i dont have this problem and ive started jumping! im loving doing classes!! hah anyway thankyou all for your replys
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