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post #1 of 7 Old 04-21-2017, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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So i have eds (ehlers danlos syndrome, connective tissue disorder that causes over flexible joins) and i have problems when riding with my right ankle collapsing inwards, which obviously causes problems, including accidentally kicking the horse, lol... luckily i'm currently not riding a sensitive horse xD
but i need an ankle brace that i can fit in my boot, but is more sturdy than a tight piece of spandex like a copper fit. anybody ride with ankle braces and have some suggestions? i ride western and have a little bit of wiggle room to work with cuz my boots fit just a bit big. i don't have the money to buy boots to correct such a thing, looking to spend less than $30
just looking for something sturdy enough to keep it from collapsing. and before anybody suggests building up muscle in my calves and ankle, because of my EDS there's only so much that will help, the second my muscles get tired while riding it will go right back to collapsing.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-05-2017, 11:31 PM
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There are some leather braces that may work inside a boot. Not sure.

Have you tried a firm tape? You probably know there are different thicknesses. But many don't know there are some very stiff tapes with no give. You would tape your ankle into your riding position.

If you find you are sensitive to tapes, you can use the old trick of applying a film of Milk of Magnesia on the skin where the tape goes, let it dry and then apply your support tape.

I completely understand cost being a consideration, but what about a jodhpur boot or a shoe with a heel. Would one of those allow for a brace better?
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Vet Wrap? I've used it in a pinch and it works for what I need. You could try it and see if it helps you.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-15-2017, 09:10 PM
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With an ankle brace (the kind sports people wear), some thin tubing, thick socks and velcro you can make your own caliper to keep your foot straight. My nan did it for years. The other other option I can think is if you customise your own stirrups!
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-15-2017, 09:26 PM
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If you find you are sensitive to tapes, you can use the old trick of applying a film of Milk of Magnesia on the skin where the tape goes, let it dry and then apply your support tape.
That is a new one on me.....might have to try that one

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-31-2017, 10:50 AM
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Another zebra rider! Following your thread.

I know you asked about ankle braces buuut
Do you wear long riding boots? I know you said $30 but Dr. Martins are amazing, you can lace them up depending on how much support you need. I suppose f your budget is $30, they're more long term. :)
Do you get back pain? I use a shock absorbing saddle pad (not gel) and on the bad days, a corset if I'm just hacking. :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-31-2017, 02:32 PM
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You might do better with learning how to WRAP your own ankle, as that may fit better in a riding boot than an actual brace.

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