I have some serious trouble with keeping my toes pointed forward while riding (not up. I'm fine with that.). It's frustrating, since I feel like I'm progressing really well with everything else in my training, but my toes are just plain stubborn. I try really hard to keep them in more, but they go back to being pointed out horribly just as soon as I take my mind off of them. Obviously, that's not going to work. I've got to think about other things too!
I've seen pictures and videos of myself, and sometimes it looks like my toes are practically perpendicular to my horse's sides (well, my feet are below his sides, but...You get the point). I don't really notice while I ride, I just try to think to point them forward. But that's not really working. I ride in a Dressage saddle, by the way, I have long legs, and I cannot use my heel on my horse, since my heel is nowhere near his side. Not that that's a bad thing. I hear that's what you're supposed to do, really...But anyway.
Does anyone have any ideas of exercises or stretches or something along those lines that I could do that might help me with this predicament? I'd really appreciate all the help I can get!
If you need, I'll scrounge up some pictures to put up of my sad toes. It takes some resizing, which is why I wasn't keen on putting them up if you don't need them...