Roperchick, glad to see I'm not the only genius out there!
I sprained my ankle badly when I fell running the hurdles and then decided to keep hurdling on it for the rest of the season. Is there a specific way you tape it when you ride? Like I said I know how to immobilize it, but when I ride I want it to be able to flex up and down... not sure how to accomplish that with tape.
Tinyliny that's a great idea! Unfortunately I don't ride with my own saddle (don't have my own horse), but I'll keep that in mind for when I do get my own tack.
I do prefer to ride with longer or no stirrups, but right now I'm taking hunt seat lessons with an instructor I really like, and I've always much preferred english to western...so I've just gotta deal with it :P