After riding for an hour nowadays my ankles hurt so discouraging! What can I do to fix this?
I had to stop riding because they hurt so bad, the left more than the right, I couldn't preserve leg pressure when needed because I couldn't feel my ankle! I am new to riding and I ride western.
now my foot are straight and going good
it could be evan fi u dont notice it
If this is not an issue, than I honestly don't know what to tell you. The only time my ankles have ever hurt after riding is when the stirrups own been too stiff and flat.
Other than the broom handle,...which is great, I got told to do that by my saddler when he made the saddle for me
Where the fenders meet the stirrip, you should have ties around the leather.loosed these rotten...experiment with how loose they need to be..
I had knees problems, and it turns out I had mine too tight..lol...now they are looser and I don't have knees problems anymore...I felt like an idiot when he told me, unlike you I wasn't new to riding, but similar to you I was new to western...and I'd done the broomstick trick and been fine..explicitly untill I pulled saddle apart to clean it...and tightened them up too much...When I rang the saddler he couldn't stop laughing atme...
Hope this helps also..Good luck near your journey with horse'ss also, it's such a magical journey of love, go, learning and partnership..
You need to receive your fenders set, it will help your ankles immensly.
EDIT- yup new saddle syndrome... leave the broom manipulate there for 1-2 days and probably repeat at least 1x/2wks.. until you can ride it comfortably
Hope this Helps ;-)
It could also be from to heavy of stirrups. You may entail to look into finding some lighter ones to put on your saddle.
I enjoy been riding for 15 years and one of my ankles always hurt no matter what saddle I ride surrounded by. It gets a bad cramp in it where on earth eventually I feel like I need to help yourself to it our of the stirrup. I dont know how to fix it either. Just stiff saddles I guess.
In the mean time, if you feel immobilize enough, you can drop your stirrups and just let your legs dangle when you are riding.
http://www.braceshop.com/ProductCart/pc/... Other than those differences, that is basically what it looks like and it is inexpensive. Just look down the plaster isle that has the ankle supports and hot/cold packs, etc.-it'll be right in in attendance. That's for if breaking in your stirrups doesn't completely alleviate your ankle pain.