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Re: [RC] riding shoes - Truman Prevatt

Some boots sures will do this to me. Also some stirrups will and it can vary by the shape of the horse. On a slab sidded horse where my legs hang straight down, it can be a problem where on a horse with shapped like a barrel where it won't.

Some shoes are built up slightly on the outside - the Terrains be ball into that category. If your stirrups have foam on the platform where your foot goes, you can whittle down the foam on the outside to compensate for the boots.


Dabney Finch wrote:

Is it possible it's the cages? I know several riders (including me) who find they cause outside ankle pain. I can't use them...Before you ditch your new Ariats, try them with your old stirrups...

----- Original Message ----- From: "GarnerT" <GarnerT@xxxxxxx> To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 9:31 AM Subject: [RC] riding shoes

I thought I had solved my riding shoe problems when I purchased my Ariat
Terrains, but I am having real problems with the side of my right foot.
Last week on my normal training ride, the outside of my right foot was
hurting so badly, that I had to keep walking & taking my foot out of the
stirrup. I have purchased some new stirrups with the safety cage, so I can
use tennies.

I bought them & took them to a week long environmental camp with my 6th
graders to break them in. It was pouring rain & my feet didn't get wet
(it's true - they ARE waterproof), but I got a huge blister on my left heel
after only about 1 1/2 mile hike. I switched to my older hiking boots &
thought that given time, the left boot would break in - wrong.

At $80, I can't afford to be experimenting with this boot & that boot.
Until you ride in them, you don't know how they're going to feel. I have a
size 7, fairly wide foot, but I think the Ariats are just a tad too wide, so
my foot slides over to the edge of the boot & all the pressure of my leg is
on that edge. The left boot has finally quit causing blisters, but now I'm
dealing with the right. They have barely been worn, but I'm going to quit
using them.

Kathy Garner


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[RC] riding shoes, GarnerT
Re: [RC] riding shoes, Dabney Finch