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8th May 2007, 02:43 AM
hi as you know i have a very bad knee but would like to continue riding anyone know how i could mount and ride without too much pressure on the joint thnks
8th May 2007, 03:30 AM
Use a tall mounting block or solid bale of straw to get on and off your horse.
I posted this on another thread but will post it here too. Is also very important to have a saddle that fits you well.
There are a number of combos you can use so your stirrup leathers do not twist your knee and legs. Links below will give you some ideas.
I used Stirrup Straights and Endurance type stirrups to help my knees.
They even have them for English leathers.
Here are links for the Things I am talking about.
I just have the plain leg savers. They have them for any size leather and they keep the stirrups straight so it doesn't twist your knees and legs.
So your feet do not go through the stirrup.. I like these best. Easy to use and light weight. They are called Cashel Cozy toes...sold for cold winter riding but I used them to keep my feet from slipping through the stirrup.
Here is an English Stirrup that is the way you want your stirrups to hang. Bit spendy..I just bought a pair before I got hurt.
Wide tread Stirrups for English saddles.
These folks have much bigger and wider Stirrups.
These folks have very wide stirrups and you can buy those foam pads to put on them to make them soft. Just click on Spanish tack, Spanish Stirrups..and they have a couple different ones for sale.
8th May 2007, 01:00 PM
thanks i will try the mounting block because my rs horse will eat the straw don't have money for new stirrups unfortunately will probably just go bareback until i save some
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