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post #1 of 62 Old 06-16-2010, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Riding in shorts

Anybody do it? I've tried it a couple times, and even though I have a good seat, I feel like I'm super propeled out of the saddle when I'm posting...I just don't have anything on my legs to grip with!
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post #2 of 62 Old 06-17-2010, 12:15 AM
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Last time I tried, I got blisters on my legs so I don't try anymore . Bareback, it's okay but saddle is bad news LOL.

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I went out on a long trail the other day in just shorts and considering the humidity around here, I will be riding in shorts alot more! JSB, I know whatcha mean with the posting...but I gave that up a while ago! I need to get some decent riding shoes...im sure I looked like a huge goon with my electric white legs and lace ups. You can catch that look in the next issue of Vogue.
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post #4 of 62 Old 06-17-2010, 12:31 AM
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A forewarning - MAJOR saddle sores can occour if you do it to often. I've seen my friends get terrible blisters. Cowboys wear jeans for a reason. And if you are adiment about riding in shorts Try kapris or pants that hit around your knees.
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post #5 of 62 Old 06-17-2010, 12:34 AM
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I wear shorts when I ride horses, but for some reason I don't rub near my thighs, but I rub very bad around by calves, so I have a pair of half chaps.

So, picture a girl in short shorts, a tank top, brown boots and black half chaps. Yeah. I don't look like an idiot at all. :P

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LOL...I felt that way too...but I was cooler and my jeans werent sticking to my legs so it was worth it! As far as saddle sores, I've never had one. When I was younger, all I rode in were shorts (unless I was showing ofcourse) and never once did I get a blister. I ride western and have a plain, no tooling saddle. Im kind of confused where you would get a blister?
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post #7 of 62 Old 06-17-2010, 12:51 AM
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I do it all the time. Just do it more, you wont even notice.
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post #8 of 62 Old 06-17-2010, 12:55 AM
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Corino, you were very fortunate. I usually ended up with a blister on the inside of my knee, though it would wear my thighs and calves raw too (of course this was in a fully tooled saddle, I never even thought about that). Plus, the horse I was riding at the time wasn't the smoothest traveller LOL.

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Luckily, Nico is smooth as glass. That saddle has saved my hide more times than I can count! Everyone thinks its plain, I think its functional! The worst I ever got was a rash on the back of my calves from horse sweat. Ill have to try again tomorrow and ride a bit longer...I have more padding now but that's not always a good thing...
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post #10 of 62 Old 06-17-2010, 01:36 AM
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Not english! (unless you're lots tougher than me!) Bareback is not bad!
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