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    05-26-2012, 08:17 PM
Stirrup trouble...

When I ride, my right foot angles so that the outside of my foot, right above the toe line, is leaning on the outside bar of the stirrup and causing me pain. It is also starting to damage my boot. One person suggested that since these are not flexible stirrups, we could put some kind of shim under the stirrup pad making it a better angle. Anyone have this issue and what did you do about it?
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    05-26-2012, 08:22 PM
Some stirrups have been altered to help with these scenarios, or any kind of knee pain/injury. You have to do a bit of research but one I've heard of is crooked stirrups (English and Western versions)

Maybe you should look into crooked stirrups?
    05-26-2012, 08:34 PM
I would need English-and I don't quite see that brand in English. I am wondering if the off-sets would work?
    05-26-2012, 08:44 PM
Dover Saddlery - Search Results for stirrups

Offset stirrups I believe is what they are.
But check out the different types.
    05-26-2012, 09:40 PM
Maybe you could turn your toe out until your foot was level. Also, you might try re-positioning your thigh so that your foot can be more level with your toe still pointed somewhat forward.

Although having your toes point out like wings is less than optimum, it sometimes is what an individual's body needs to do until their body becomes more flexible. In my case, my left toe points out more than my right because that is what it takes for my 54 year old body. Riding is slowly making me more flexible, but some combinations of human body / horse body / saddle forces a compromise.

Just a thought.
    05-26-2012, 09:47 PM
You are so right about the body compromising. I am 42 and have just been back in the saddle for one year. It has taken quite awhile to build the flexibility that I have, and I have quite a bit more to go. My other issue is that even though my left leg is almost perfect, my right leg tends to fly out in front of me. Today we tied my stirrup to my girth and it fixed my entire position, but either way I am having issues with that stirrup bar digging into my foot! I am thinking the offset or flexible stirrups might be the way to go.
    05-26-2012, 10:04 PM
Everyone has one leg that 'misvehaves' mine is my left.. it just.. refuses to stay straight lol

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