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    09-06-2011, 01:57 AM
  #1
Yearling
Piercings and riding?

This may sound completely random haha but oh well lol.

I just got my belly button pierced yesterday after talking to my mom about it for a while yayy haha. I also have my lip pierced and industrial (as far as irregular piercings) I just have some questions.

My old BM ata different barn said I would have to take my lip ring out to show. I don't wear rings, just the studs. Taking it out isn't a problem just curious since we're on the topic of piercings.

Next I have my industrial pierced. I ride english so when I show my hair will be pulled back, well anyways will they say anything because I have a bar in my ear lol?

And lastly, my belly button. I remember like 2 years ago (when western was my life) I mentioned to one of the girls I wanted it pierced and she said, "don't get it done unless you wanna have it ripped out. Us western girls don't ride those push button horses as you see them english girls riding" lol I always thought that was funny because now I ride only english and Cowboy misbehaves more than the other horses haha. ANYWAYS will riding and jumping irritate the piercing?

For those of you reading up on my new thread about Cowboy and the vet, ATM it's still up in the air about Cowboy's back and being ridden and what not.

But I just wanted your opinions on this :) thanks!
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    09-06-2011, 02:11 AM
  #2
Green Broke
I used to have snakebite piercings. I loved them dearly.

I was holding a usually well mannered horse for the farrier. He had an out of character moment, started dancing around and managed to pin me in between him and the gate. He reared and struck out, collecting me square in the face. That hoof nearly ripped one of my piercings out.

I took them out that day and as much as I miss them will more than likely not get them back as long as I have horses.

Just my experience.
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    09-06-2011, 02:14 AM
  #3
Yearling
Ouch! That must have hurt :\ I've had horses knock me in the lip, but it doesn't hurt anymore since it's been pierced for 2 years.

My industrial is different. I've had it pierced for 6 months and it still hurts. Cowboy has knocked me in it and I wanted to scream lol
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    09-06-2011, 02:21 AM
  #4
Trained
The only time I ever catch my belly button ring on anything horse related is when I'm carrying my saddle around and the skirt catches it or when I'm lifting up a muck bucket when cleaning stalls and the edge catches the top.

I could see you maybe catching a dangly or big belly button ring on the horn or something, but I generally don't wear dangling ones. A girl I worked with in the summer had a pretty obnoxiously large one and never caught her saddle.
     
    09-06-2011, 02:36 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I had my bellybutton pierced, and once it was healed it was okay to ride, but getting on or off, or any laying on the horse (like getting on bareback or something) can be problematic. Its unlikely to get caught or anything, more that there is a "pendulum" effect where if you push or pull one end the other will go the opposite way and pull.

It should be fine :)
     
    09-06-2011, 07:49 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I have my lip top ear 2 in each ear bottom hole gaged and my belly button. I only caught my belly once and that was right afer I got it done and wasn't used to it but as long as you don't slide off your saddle that shouldn't be a problem. Never had an issue with my lip or earsbeing caught on anything though.
     
    09-06-2011, 11:29 PM
  #7
Yearling
You had your ears gauged? Cool, mine are too :) and hopefully my navel thing won't get caught haha
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    09-06-2011, 11:37 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Poseidon    
The only time I ever catch my belly button ring on anything horse related is when I'm carrying my saddle around and the skirt catches it or when I'm lifting up a muck bucket when cleaning stalls and the edge catches the top.

I could see you maybe catching a dangly or big belly button ring on the horn or something, but I generally don't wear dangling ones. A girl I worked with in the summer had a pretty obnoxiously large one and never caught her saddle.
I do the same exact things. I've had mine for 7 years and it's still uncomfortable to catch it on something, doesn't hurt though. I have had my nose pierced for 5 years and have had one of the horses nudge my face a certain way and hit it and that still hurts like crazy.
     
    09-06-2011, 11:48 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Ya mine are gauged to 2s
     
    09-06-2011, 11:51 PM
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Green Broke
Man :( you guys are lucky. :( I have 6s in my lower lobe, they're tapers, and they'll sometimes get caught on my helmet.
I want my industrial done so bad! Along with my rook, upper/lower helix, nose, and labret. I don't think judges will care as long as they "match" your attire.
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