Originally Posted by maura
It was always an awkward moment during beginning riding lessons with male students; approaching them quietly in the middle of the ring, while they were bent over their horse's neck, and whispering "Next lesson, wear a cup."
Early on when I was learning the very basics of posting I lost my balance more than once and slammed into the saddle causing me to keel over in agony, only to have the instructor repeatedly ask what's wrong while I try and figure out how to word what just happened. It's awkward because you're trying to tell them what happened so they can offer suggestions without being creepy. When it happens now, I simply say 'guy problems' and they connect the dots...
I'm not so sure a cup and breeches are a good match, haha. In theory it sounds like a good idea, but riding in breeches doesn't leave too much to the imagination and a cup would only make it more obvious. Throw in the fact that I already stand out at an all female barn and I do my best to avoid any unnecessary attention... haha. :)