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post #1 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy No easy way to ask this...how do men ride horses?

My boyfriend totally supports my riding, is interested in watching me ride, likes the up-keep, and loves helping me before shows.
I'd love to teach him to ride, and he isn't opposed, but he complains that in the times I have put him on a horse, he, to put it delicately, fears for the future of his unborn children.
I've put him in both english and western saddles, but that doesn't seem to make a difference. I've suggested briefs or wearing a cup, but he says that a cup won't do anything about the...um...bouncing, and briefs cut off circulation.

So, I put it out there. How do guys do it?

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post #2 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 07:06 PM
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Carefully. If it hurts, you're doing it wrong.

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post #3 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 07:54 PM
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If you are a guy and riding hurts your, um, junk, take lessons, you are doing it wrong. You sit on your seat bones, not your crotch.
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post #4 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 08:02 PM
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My husband and I both ride. He swears by sports type underwear. If your boyfriend REALLY loves you, he will support you and generations to come by wearing something that protects his "future". Hubby has several pair of Bike brand and loves them. He doesn't walk around in them, just wears them to ride. I'm sure they would get constraining to wear as everyday undies.
Like these- Bike Performance Cotton Support Boxer at International Jock Underwear & Swimwear

Oops looks like that web site is out of them. Try Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Adult-Performance-Cotton-Boxers-Pocket/dp/B005ZY4FXY


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post #5 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 08:04 PM
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I agree that it is about correcting how he is seated/riding. Is it hurting due to ramming into the saddle as he shifts front to back or is he bouncing in his seat and injuring himself that way?
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"Free-balling" as my hubby would say, does make it more difficult. He wears a boxer brief. Don't do the "man-gina" tuck, tell him to keep his back straight and ride on his seat bones:)

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post #7 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 08:21 PM
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Free balling, love it! When I have seen these threads, I always ask Daddy-O if there is a problem, he rides english too. He kinda looks at me and says no, should there be?
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post #8 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 08:22 PM
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If you are a guy and riding hurts your, um, junk, take lessons, you are doing it wrong. You sit on your seat bones, not your crotch.
Exactly. If you can ride a bicycle with those tiny, skinny seats without hurting yourself, you can ride a horse with no problem at all.

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post #9 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 08:45 PM
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Does he like to ride?? Maybe just looking for a reason not to??

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post #10 of 54 Old 04-14-2013, 08:48 PM
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I just laughed til I choked! Free balling is what my hubby says too. He wears men panties... Lmbo! Tight briefs. He's always rode even in boxers and doesn't have a problem. He says when you get on the seat, um grab your stuff and situate to where your not on them or it at all and ride on your bottom.... ? I have no clue because I don't have the package you all do.
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