Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
How hard are you pressing down on the balls of your feet? If you're using constant pressure, that could cause the numbness. The idea is to drop your weight into your heels, not press on the stirrup with the ball of your foot.
For your English saddle you might try switching to jointed stirrups, if you're still using hard irons. I found those made all the difference in the world with ankle, knee, and hip pain.
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