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        05-14-2007, 11:03 PM

    Hey guys
    I'm having a problem with the keeping my heels down on my horse. I thought it was just me… but after I put a few people on him, they seemed to suffer the same problem. Reaching with their toes for the stirrup and having their heels come up. Even at a very short length the problem persisted. My ability to get on other horses and keep them down is fine. I’m not sure if there is something wrong with the tack or just the fact that my horse is a bumpy ride although I have been on much worse with no such problem. Suggestions would be great! I don’t think I have ever heard of this problem before....
    Thanks for the input!
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        05-15-2007, 04:03 AM
    Have you tried half chaps (chaplettes)? There are corrective ones on the market. Even if its not somthing to do with you, it may help. Or if not, perhaps get new stirrup irons. The problem may lie there. And if nothing works id get your saddle checked! Good luck! :)
        05-15-2007, 10:33 AM
    Thanks, ill try that.
        05-20-2007, 11:50 PM
    You should try when you first get on stand up in your sturips so then your heels go down then sit back down holding on with your calves.
        05-21-2007, 12:12 AM
    Well the weight come's from you're knee's..

    I got taught that you don't have to have them so far down for dressage I only need to have them like a tiny bit down!! I hate over the top heals down anyway.

    This is how I have mine -

    Just do a two point in walk and then relaxe when you sit and then transfer you're weight from you're hip to you're knee because having you're heals down come's from you're knee not you're ankle.

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