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        03-21-2013, 10:05 AM
      #11
    Foal
    Super idea! Gotta try 'em on my ankles
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        03-21-2013, 10:18 AM
      #12
    Showing
    I'm wondering if you'd find the dressage saddle whereby you ride with a longer stirrup would be more comfortable. Any chance you can borrow one to see if it helps?
         
        03-21-2013, 10:20 AM
      #13
    mls
    Trained
    Good lace up boots help ankle support too.
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        03-21-2013, 10:26 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Saddlebag, I do ride in a dressage saddle :)

    I've just bought new zip up paddock boots which offer a tonne more support than any of my old pull ons do too. I originally went in looking for lace ups, but they didn't have any in my size and I was in pretty desperate need of boots so I settled for the zips.
         
        03-21-2013, 10:55 AM
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    Originally Posted by HowClever    
    I swear sometimes I wonder if my brain just takes unscheduled vacations sometimes...
    I'm pretty sure that's called age.

    (mine does it all the time)
         
        03-21-2013, 11:07 AM
      #16
    Foal
    I had jointed and loved them but after breaking my ankle I have needed something more. I use compression sock, sturdy paddock boots and upgraded to the herm sprenger stirrups. I also have back issues and they have improved with the added comfort for my ankle & knee.
         
        03-21-2013, 12:21 PM
      #17
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by HowClever    
    Ah! That's a good idea too MHF. I swear sometimes I wonder if my brain just takes unscheduled vacations sometimes...
    Mine does too. Been one of those weeks for me. After my big mare had the colic episode Mon night and no sleep for me, I've yet to catch up and am a bit foggy so you aren't alone!
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        03-21-2013, 12:54 PM
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    HC, besides using the flexible stirrups, I find that the thing that helps most is dismounting onto the mountibg block. Dismounting straight on the ground is not a good option for me, and last time I did, I, uh, screamed a little bit.

    DH built me a very tall mounting block with steps out of several sections of tree stumps, and it is a life saver.

    Hey, what are those compression thingies called and where can I get one? I am supposed to wear a knee brace when I ride and usually don't, because it's big and clunky and a pain to put on.
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        03-21-2013, 12:57 PM
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    Have you tried the Back On Track ones maura? They are a bit costly but worth every penny. | Knee Brace
         
        03-22-2013, 07:37 AM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lockwood    
    I'm pretty sure that's called age.

    (mine does it all the time)
    Oh, God! At 24?? I'm doomed!

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    Originally Posted by maura    
    HC, besides using the flexible stirrups, I find that the thing that helps most is dismounting onto the mountibg block. Dismounting straight on the ground is not a good option for me, and last time I did, I, uh, screamed a little bit.

    DH built me a very tall mounting block with steps out of several sections of tree stumps, and it is a life saver.
    At the moment I don't even own a mounting block seeing as I can't currently use one to mount anyway. Planning on changing that ASAP though, seeing as once I get a bit more strength in my ankles I will be starting to mount properly again.

    At the moment I literally get up on the back of Jace's ute, line the horse up and swing my leg over, because everytime I have recently tried to mount in a more traditional manner my ankle has given out and I've ended up on my rear underneath the horse...

    Once I have a mounting block (preferable a tall one like you have!) I will definitely try to remember to dismount on to it!
         

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