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post #1 of 11 Old 09-24-2009, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Weird question for the men.. :O

As oposed to the female thread..:P

You guys.. do you have any tricks to stay un-sore ''down there''? ;)

I'm a girl...so I can't quite imagine or try :P But I'm kinda asking on behalf of my boyfriend who's eager to learn to ride and come out on trails with me, but I think he's more comfortable and calm the less pain it causes him.. x)
At the moment he's very green and not 100% confident with horses :) We have a good, calm, bombproof draft tho so that's ok^^


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post #2 of 11 Old 09-24-2009, 04:41 AM
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Haha I'm trying to convince my man to ride... wish he was as easer as yours!!
However, my Dad has decided to pick it up after 15 years of watching me every day, and the first 2 weeks he 'claims' to have been peeing blood :S :S
Now, it's just a case of running shorts/skins underneath fairly tight jeans and apparently that does the trick
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Boxers are a no-no for me when I ride. They work thier way up as I ride untill they resemble a thong. Also a little talcum powder can go a long ways to making things more comfortable. With beginning riders make sure you don't ride untill thier tired or sore and then start back. Start back before they get tired.

Kayty If I did anything that made me pee blood I would no longer do it so hopefully your dad is just making a joke.
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I don't think its only guys that benefit from some protection down there either, I know after a long ride on my moms really under padded saddle, my pubic(lets be big kids here)bone gets really sore from all the pressure... they have ladies undies too.

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-24-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice :P

No, I'm just taking him around the short round ^^Which is tiresome enough on a draft who can only think of the grass next to the road and ignores the helpless little rider up there xD At least that's the worst he ever does, he's a real gentle horse and kinda protects beginners if they loose balance or so :) But he's stubborn :P


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Interesting. This subject has never been brought to my attention before.

Pain inthe groin is an issue for all novice male riders. Part of the secret of being "comfortable" , if riding english, is to choose the riding breeches very carefully - riding breeches are specially cut for horse riding. Tight under pants are also helpful.

What eventually allows a man to sit a saddle is the development of the under thigh muscles and the ability to cushion his weight by taking up some of the downward shocks by transferring the weight into the stirrup irons.
He'll start to use his knees, ankle & the balls of his feet to soften the blow(s). But he has to learn how to do that. Strangely it will be his sub concious brain that sorts the problem out but it will take time.

The ratio of women to men in British riding must be something like 9 to 1 and this could be the real reason why men often don't ride. It is a subject rarely discussed in male company.

Thinking about it now, it could be a reason why men sit differently from women in the saddle. Men don't believe they have a pelvic floor and they certainly would not know where to find it.

Normally the male reason for not riding horses is stated to be the lack of control ie no brakes, no accelerator. The real reason can also be the concept of not wishing to look foolish or vulnerable in front of an accomplished female rider - a male ego problem.

Nearly all of the male regular riders I know have a passion for the companionship of a horse and the thrills of riding, the adrenaline, the fear, the exhuberation become a secondary issue as they get older. I am such a man.

Ladies, you must remember that men will often lie to women - it is a defence mechanism. Your man may not want to admit the real truth of why he doesn't want to ride. And be honest, if he is not 100 percent keen then is it such a good idea to put pressure on him to ride?
Horse riding and ownership is as much a lifestyle as a sport.

I have only rarely be able to convince a man to take up horse riding.
Luckily for me one such man was my brother.

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PS I shall follow this thread with interest.
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My bf was actually honest with me :P He's a bit scared by the big animals :P But he still wants to try. ^__^ And the put preassure on.. I did nag on him untill he tried :P But when he didn't want anymore, I hadn't mentioned it (well..except from talking about how wonderful my tral was, what I did etc..he'd have to live with that anyway since it's a part of me) and then he came by himself and wanted to learn more, if I take it easy on him He makes me happy ^^
And I am really looking forwad to, in the future, be with him on long trails, have a picnic in the nature and..well just have a good time in the fresh air. :P

I asked my brother to ride on a trail with me too, he was more eager to try from the start, but nervous to canter..hhehehe..he did the one wrong thing; ask if my ex-race horse wasn't supposed to be faster than the draft he was riding..so I just had to show him just how fast our horses are..after that he couldn't get enough canter x)

I find it a bit funny that saddles are still designed for a males body.. (except a few newer designs) and still both genders has this problem..


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Yeah Zab my boyfriend is scared of them too!!! He's terrified of my little retired 13.2h welshie, thinks she's a giant then he meets our hanno broodie who's 16.1/16.2h and I say she's only little... he almost dies :S

My dad's decided to get a pair of man jods, says the jeans are rubbing too much... bit scared about seeing my dad in jods, I've let him lose today in a saddlery... fingers VERY crossed he doesn't pick light coloured ones :S
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-24-2009, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Y'know..I sometimes get strange insights in how huge our pets actually are. O__o They flash by for a split second before I go back to thinking of my standie as a knee dog sized pet.he's a small horse xD

Heehe good luck..:P


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On the end of the season horse drive, I got stuck with a very green guest of the ranch owner. The hose drive is pretty much 2hrs jog and the rest is lope and well, over hill and dale. I had to stop so many times for this poor fella. Eventually we stopped and he threw up. I felt terrible. He should have gone ahead in the wagon...
I've always wondered how the men-folk manage to ride comfortably. I too will watch this thread with interest!

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