My feet have ALWAYS gone numb when I horse ride.  For as long as I remember trail rides with my mother meant numb feet.

It wasn’t until I damaged my spine, up near my waist, that I got the same feeling, numb feet, all the time and realised it comes from your waist not your feet!

Numb feet comes from up in the area of your spine near your waist.

It happens when we sit for long hours – in the saddle – or in the car or truck – or sitting for long hours typing – like I do!

QUICK FIX:

BEFORE YOU DO ANY EXERCISE – PLEASE GET CHECKED OUT BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL!
One easy way to fix numb feet is to simply lift one hip up, hold it there for a moment, but then instead of just letting go – SHAKE the hip.
If you’re riding – simply stand up in the stirrups for a while – or trot more.

IS THIS SERIOUS?

If you have pain and numbness, you definitely need to visit your chiropractor, therapist or medical practitioner. Something like a pinched nerve is both painful – and fixable.

Don’t suffer through pain & numbness needlessly. You can fix this!

 

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  1. Thankyou, my daughter and i will do this as we do ride long. Many thanks.

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  2. I’ve always had this problem, too – add to that stiff and sore knees. My solution was to a) change disciplines – my body position in Dressage seems easier on my knees, back, and feet than jumping (I’ve had quite a few injuries, none of them horse-related), and b) I ride bareback as often as possible, even while training, switching to a saddle only when necessary.

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