I ride fairly regularly, and my husband does not like horses and has never ridden one (I think he's a little afraid, but he handles my horse on the ground no problem). I have finally convinced him to take a trail ride with me, but there is a catch!
My husband had a few benign cysts removed from his left testicle 2 years ago, and sometimes has ghost pains and has very limited feeling in his lower left abdomen. Usually he reports that things just can be sensitive or feel weird, but to be frank, we don't have problems when we do *cough* other things, so I think he can handle riding a horse.
I really want this to go perfectly, so basically I'm asking what can I do to prevent testicular pain from riding? What's the best kind of pants for him to wear, or a specific saddle I should request? How do novice men learn to ride without getting themselves hurt down there? I've searched a bunch of trail riding places and found one that has Tennessee Walkers, so he'll be riding a nice Walker gelding. Is a jock strap a good idea? Any and all ideas and experiences would be very appreciated!
I know this is a weird topic, but I don't really know any male riders. Thank you!