I went to an orthopedist (sp? no, I am not looking it up. Actually I think it is spelled correctly. Go figure) on Monday, and he gave me the okay to start PT. So I made an appointment and went today.
She was awesome, and understood exactly what I was talking about, and gave me some great exercises. The most interesting thing is, is she said I need to strengthen my hip, so I can ride more effectively off my calf. I was using my knee to compensate for a weak hip. Makes so much sense.
I had an excellent lesson today, like usual — Kip continues to be amazing. I very conciously rode from my ankle and calf and we got some really great jumps in. I still need to bring him in straight, but when I am doing my job, he really knows his.
If you look at the photo in my headder, you can really see my knee pinching, and in the photo above, it is a bit better, but still not great. My calf should be on his side.
With us back in work, I went ahead and sent in my entry for the French Creek Pony Club Derby at Polestar Farm on Aug 27, and to the clinic on the 28th.