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    06-27-2010, 03:19 PM
Question for the guys/girls who have brothers that ride

I am the only guy who rides horses in my area so I am forced to ask a question that I think is kinda weird to ask you all. My horse,who I love dearly, has a very rough trot. I have worked on it for a year,and while it has gotten much better,it still is rough. Being a guy riding a horse with a very bouncy trot it is very painful,but trotting is fun so my question is,what can I do to protect certain "items" from this trot?
My neighbor who also rides is a girl and younger than me by a year so I really don't want to ask her if she knows anything about how to help this.

Anyway I should add that if this question makes you uncomfortable I am very sorry. Also if it is nessesary to delete it there will be no hard feelings.


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    06-27-2010, 03:30 PM
Green Broke
Maybe wear a cup? Or you could do dressage and get the horse more collected, but the might take a while if your learning about collection too. So I think a jock cup would be better.
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    06-27-2010, 04:03 PM
Green Broke
You just have to learn to move with the horse. If you keep with their motion, you sort of glide, as opposed to bouncing around everywhere. Be sure to keep your heels DOWN DOWN DOWN. Those are your shock absorbers, and it will help with the bounce. Also, be sure you aren't gripping with your knees, as this prevents the heels down posistion. And when my brother rides with me, I put his stirrups a notch higher than what the "ideal" spot is, because it gives him more support to put his body in the correct posistion.
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    06-27-2010, 04:17 PM
Green Broke
Posting should help keep your goods....welll....good.
    06-27-2010, 05:37 PM
It wouldn't be a terrible thing to post on a horse like that, or even to stand up off the saddle occasionally. Some horses are just not built to have a nice smooth trot no matter how much work or training they get, I have a couple like that LOL. I honestly have no idea if a cup would help or if it would even fit under a pair of jeans (I don't know much about them) but if it fits, you might give it a try.

Oh, I guess we should ask if you ride english or western huh?

Also, don't be shy about asking any questions you have here. We are a pretty mature forum and if anyone can help, we will certainly try.
    06-27-2010, 05:55 PM
The cup might help. My older, unbiological brother has one for when he rides his four year old filly. SH ehas the same bouncing trot.

And the posting will probably help a lot. And I agree with the "Heels down" suggestion. The absorb the shock very well.
    06-28-2010, 02:50 AM
Hey if us girls can talk about keeping the mam's safe in a sports bra when we ride to avoid black eyes, the guys should be able to discuss the twins who are tired of being banged around.

I asked my brother, who sometimes rides my horses, and he said "Just tell him to stay off your ****ed draft". So that wasn't very helpful.

I would say, if you ride western maybe try getting a gel tush cush that you can put on the seat? Do they make tush cush's for English seats? Beats me.

I would think wearing supportive undergarments might help too, rather than boxers.

I do have to agree on my draft though, if he isn't well collected he can be a rough trot. Sorry bro.
    06-28-2010, 01:56 PM
Ok thanks everybody. I have started putting my heels down farther and it helps some. When it starts getting rough I just stand up a little bit. So it has improved. Thanks


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