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        01-07-2010, 07:29 PM
      #11
    Foal
    It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to point my toes forward. If I try, my foot goes on this massive angle in the stirrup so when I rise, I'm just pushing off the outside of my foot which makes me roll my ankle in the stirrup. Resulting in a lot of pain. :( So I've stopped trying, it looks awful I know, but I've always ridden like that so I can make all the right cues to the horse and they've never misunderstood what I'm asking.
    But that's just my wacky feet :)
         
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        01-07-2010, 09:38 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    I was taught toes forward unless jumping ( just when you open the hip angle) but that's it.
         
        01-09-2010, 01:48 AM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by CaptainLiecy    
    It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to point my toes forward. If I try, my foot goes on this massive angle in the stirrup so when I rise, I'm just pushing off the outside of my foot which makes me roll my ankle in the stirrup. Resulting in a lot of pain. :( So I've stopped trying, it looks awful I know, but I've always ridden like that so I can make all the right cues to the horse and they've never misunderstood what I'm asking.
    But that's just my wacky feet :)
    I'm the same way. To turn my toes forward I have to flex/roll my ankle which makes me base of support weak. It used to really get me POed an instructor I had would keep yelling at me about me toes and forcing them straight forward. I'd rather be effective and secure than look nice and have a weak base. I just have wonky conformation I guess.
         
        01-09-2010, 06:57 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Hahaha, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one :)I had an instructor tell me not long ago after a pony club lesson that I should see a physio or a chiropractor because I'm all wonky :P I'm going to the physio sometime soon...
         

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