I usually ride in an english saddle, but even after fifteen or so minutes of riding my right knee starts to get really stiff and sore. After riding for awhile, when I get off I can't even walk for ten minutes because the pain is so awful (and I'm only 18!) I just have to stand and let my horse graze until I can move again. I never get any knee pain when I ride bareback, so I figure its got to be something to do with my saddle/stirrups and the way I'm riding in them. I have tried lowering my leathers but it doesn't seem to help much. Lately I've read a bit online about certain types of stirrup irons helping relieve knee pain and I was wondering if anyone has ever tried them. I don't have alot of money, but I'd be willing to invest a bit more in a good pair if it meant I could keep riding!
Thanks so much to anyone who helps! :)