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  • Pelvis hits pommel when doing posting trot
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    03-10-2013, 03:46 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by NHhorserider    
Hi,

The problem I think originates from trotting, I do a lot of trotting.. I will try a different saddle, its seems fine just sitting, its the up and down bouncing around, particularly for someone less experienced who gets smacked now and than from not getting posting right I also ride English saddle
Since it's an English saddle, I would definitely try another saddle just to see. Most saddles I've used are fine but there have been one or two that were 100% not guy friendly for whatever reason. I could never get comfortable with them no matter what, lol.

Do you know if you are slamming down in the saddle? What specifically is it about the rising trot that is hurting you? Are you pivoting too far forward causing your boys to get squished off the pommel? (Also, If you're riding English, look into a decent pair of breeches.)
     
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    03-10-2013, 03:51 PM
  #12
Foal
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Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
Guy here...

I see that you're wearing tight underwear and that's good since riding with boxers can be super uncomfortable. You need to make sure that everything is properly 'tucked away' before you mount and that you're not perching forward in the saddle leaning on your boys - if you get my drift. Some saddles are very uncomfortable for guys, so that's always a possibility but probably unlikely since I assume you are riding western.

If you're looking for some really good supportive briefs with a pocket in the front to keep everything together, take a look at Saxx:

Saxx Men's Underwear

Riding as a guy is a lot of trial and error at first when it comes to not hurting the boys, just keep at it and don't be scared to talk to your instructors about it. They'll definitely find it amusing, lol, but might have some suggestions for you.
Thanks for the link, It looks good. It looks kinda like what I wear now, except is a little high "cut"?? If that's what its called.... I appreciate the help..
     
    03-10-2013, 04:00 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
Since it's an English saddle, I would definitely try another saddle just to see. Most saddles I've used are fine but there have been one or two that were 100% not guy friendly for whatever reason. I could never get comfortable with them no matter what, lol.

Do you know if you are slamming down in the saddle? What specifically is it about the rising trot that is hurting you? Are you pivoting too far forward causing your boys to get squished off the pommel? (Also, If you're riding English, look into a decent pair of breeches.)
thanks, check your pm..
     
    03-10-2013, 04:11 PM
  #14
Started
Just a thought...What about "guy undies" for bicycle riders? I would think such a thing exists.
THAT sport always looks painful to me.
     
    03-10-2013, 04:26 PM
  #15
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by NHhorserider    
Hi,

The problem I think originates from trotting, I do a lot of trotting.. I will try a different saddle, its seems fine just sitting, its the up and down bouncing around, particularly for someone less experienced who gets smacked now and than from not getting posting right I also ride English saddle

I suspect your saddle might be too small for you, putting you over the pommel when you come down from the posting rythm. Or, you are leaning too far forward. Would you be interested in posting a video here? That way we can REALLY pick you apart. Doesn't that sound like fun?
     
    03-10-2013, 06:07 PM
  #16
Super Moderator
Do invest in some good support underwear - honestly my husband drives me mad if he doesnt wear the 'right knickers' and good fitting breeches apparently are way more comfortable than jeans - or so I'm told by the males in my family
It is possible the saddle is too short for you or maybe you're tilting yourself forwards and putting your weight on the sensitive bits - try to focus on sitting deep in the saddle and not rising 'up/down' at too much of an angle - a lot of new riders have a tendency to pitch forwards
     
    03-10-2013, 07:12 PM
  #17
Yearling
I spent over a year trying to find an English saddle my husband can ride in without whining non-stop. I finally figured out that it wasn't the saddle, it was him (He always rides behind me, so I hadn't seen what he was doing).
-1- He slides himself forward when asking the horse for more "go". This is something he learned dirt-biking, and seems to think it will work for horses too. He was smashing himself against the pommel.
-2- He leans forward instead of sitting upright with his weight on his seat and pelvic bones. He has his weight smack on his testicles. (again, it's a dirt-biking thing)
-3- He bounces around horribly at the trot (smack smack smack).
-4- He refuses to wear breeches, so he rides in jeans, and the seam hits him right on a nerve, I think.

Points 1 through 3 are a seat/balance/skill issue. He is not an experienced horseman. If you're still learning, you may be having similar issues.
     
    03-10-2013, 07:17 PM
  #18
Super Moderator
I always wondered how those "pocket rockets" (the motorcycles where you are leaning way forward) could possibly be comfortable.
     
    03-10-2013, 07:35 PM
  #19
Green Broke
I asked my hubby who is an experienced western rider.
He says-
" Don't do the Man-Gina Tuck ( I am not even going to ask) and keep your weight centered on your seatbones not rolled forward."

He claims that he hasn't had a problem with smashing the boys even in deep seated western saddles, you have to learn to stay balanced.
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    03-10-2013, 07:48 PM
  #20
Foal
Thanks for the help guy, great tips...
     

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