It must be arthritis - though I refuse to go to a doctor yet- but really...if I sit too long in one position my knees freeze that way, don't want to bend and hurt like the dickens! When I go riding it is like ten times worse. Even gone to the lengths of spending some time (think 30 minutes) just sitting in the saddle while the horse wandered the round pen and I had someone there to be sure I was sitting correctly and I still had a hard time hopping off the horse. She was grazing - I was sitting - and they didn't want to bend when I hit the ground.
What do I do? Are there any people supplements that are good for joints? Should I try a different saddle (hubby suggested that...I just dunno) It helps some to stop and stretch with my feet out of the stirrups, but lets be honest...that's somewhat impractical and also not so much on the safe side,,,so what next? Any suggestions help tons!!