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  1. English Riding
    HOW on EARTH do I keep my heels down. ten years ago when I learned to ride my instructor told me to imagine a weight pulling my heels waaaaay dooooown and I don't remember ever really having a problem with my heels. but now that I'm riding again, that is my BIGGEST PROBLEM!! I think one of my...
  2. Horse Riding Critique
    Alright everybody, I've got a couple questions for you about what I'm doing wrong with my riding. You see, I have this problem with bad heels and lower leg movement at the posting trot and canter. However, I only have these problems with stirrups. You see, when I'm riding without stirrups, I...
  3. Eventing
    I've been riding for 6 years and the same phrase is constantly ringing in my head, "HEELS DOWN". I have tried literally everything to get my heels down but nothing has ever worked. I have tried lengthening, shortening, exercises, everything. I naturally have very week ankles. I have injured my...
  4. English Riding
    So I recently got back into riding after a year off due to university, and when I went back to my old barn, my instructor told me to try something new, which will make my legs more stable. Instead of the usual heels down thing, she told me to keep my leg (technically foot) straight in the...
  5. English Riding
    I'm new to this forum, so please bare with me haha. Basically I've been learning how to canter for over a year now, and I am still terrible at it.. I just can't seem to keep my leg on when the pony is in the canter, and the pony always breaks into a trot while I'm halfway around the arena. My...
  6. English Riding
    Hello, I don't have a problem keeping my heels down while riding, but it's keeping my toes pointed in that kills my position (mostly when jumping). Sometimes, my toes are pointed in so much that when I hop off, my ankles hurt. I really need to fix this problem, any tips and tricks would be...
  7. English Riding
    Hey guys! So i have been riding for about 3 years and to give you a little background i started with a saddleseat trainer for 1 year and she tried to teach me hunt seat and well it didnt work well. But she was HUGE on EQ so i had an overall amazing position. Moving to my new trainer who does...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've worn a lot of cowboy boots for a long time, never had this problem before. I bought a new pair of Justin Lacers, they fit like a glove & are very comfortable. I *love* them, except...... After walking around in them for 10-20 minutes, the outside of my left ankle joint starts aching...
  9. English Riding
    I love the horse I ride (Bee) to death, but she is pretty sensitive and I'm not used to riding sensitive horses. So, when I ride her, I'm used to making a clicking noise with my tong on the roof of my mouth. For some reason, it seems like she goes faster if I make the clicking sound instead of...
  10. English Riding
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and really happy to get some good advise :) So my problem is that whenever I ride my heels don't go down as far as they should. I do calf stretches all the time and I stand on a step with only the balls of my feet and relax my weight into my heels. When I do...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi Im new here :D... ...and I have a bit of a problem. As long as I can remember, I have been a toe walker (walk on my tip toes) and I think it has caused me to have a short Achilles tendon, thus making me somewhat incapable of keeping my heels down. I also think that as a result of having big...
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