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    04-19-2013, 07:30 PM
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Weanling
My ankles give out after 45 mins of riding? Why?

Hello! I have been very frustrated with my ankles. I am not sure if I am doing something wrong that is causing them to give out or if I just have really awful ankles. It obviously doesn't happen when I'm trail riding, but after 45 mins of trotting & cantering (I ride English), my ankles just give out. It's like they become paralyzed and I can't keep my heels down or anything. They just kind of go limp. Last time this happened, I lost my stirrup and my horse bolted, resulting in a fractured arm after being thrown into a fence :( It's just so frustrating and I don't know how to help it. My family says we do have not-so-great ankles, but I can't imagine it would cause this. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Here is a video of me riding...maybe someone can see if I'm doing something to cause this. BTW: My horse has been sold.

     
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    04-19-2013, 07:33 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Video is set to private, you need to change your settings.
     
    04-19-2013, 07:34 PM
  #3
Weanling
Thank you, it has been changed!
     
    04-19-2013, 07:35 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Video is on privet.

Have you tried physical therapy? You may need to build more muscle to help support your tendons, and joints.

I have a bad ankle due to a torn tendon I had when I was 13. I just have to make sure I stretch it out really good, and wear a brace.
     
    04-19-2013, 07:38 PM
  #5
Trained
You need to relax your pelvis and your ankles, you are working waaaaay to hard. Sit deep on your seat bones, let your stomach muscles bounce, relax your shoulders, ankles, all of those. This is just a starting point, but I really can't give you anymore advice than that until you relax and loosen up a bit.
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    04-19-2013, 07:41 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I do not ride english, but, to me looks like you are sitting in a chair and really working hard to post, almost standing, maybe using your ankles to do it???
     
    04-19-2013, 08:02 PM
  #7
Showing
That is one of the common shortfalls of an all purpose saddle. Sometimes dropping a hole or two can make a big difference. Are your knees relaxed against the saddle? Some people are more comfortable with the toes turn outward/inward. After my knees were dinged in a car accident 20 min was my max. Had to ride with a long stirrup which doesn't suit an a/p.
     
    04-19-2013, 08:25 PM
  #8
Trained
What you're experiencing is muscle failure.

I think you need to drop your stirrups. In some angles it looks like you are getting sickled ankles (rolling away from the horse at the ankle) which is going to cause all sorts of issues - your weight distribution won't be level across your foot but more focused on your big toe, your going to be balancing off that teeny point in your foot, it's going to wear out your ankles and knees, etc. Your leg also looks like it needs to come back a bit more under you to have head/hip/heel alignment.
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    04-19-2013, 09:29 PM
  #9
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Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    

Have you tried physical therapy? You may need to build more muscle to help support your tendons, and joints.

I agree. But you don't need to go to a fancy doctor and pay 300 bucks for it. (They wouldn't know what to do with so much meat ;P) That's what I would have had to do.
If I stepped on ankle with too much pressure, a little too far to any side, or even just walking, I would sprain my ankle. I have sprained to so many times. NO joke - I have sprained my right about 5 times and my left at least 8 times. It hurts.
But I found that if you just rotate your ankle slowly each way a few times, go from standing on your whole foot to your toes and few times, and just stretching it down, back, and side to side, it really helps. Just do that int he mornings and night for a few weeks and your ankles will get stronger.

These really helped me:

This is just stretching your foot out and holding it for a few seconds. Then stretch it towards you and hold it.



These really helped me and I have also been having less ankle issues.
     
    04-19-2013, 11:36 PM
  #10
Weanling
How does your lower back feel?
     

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