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        09-17-2013, 08:12 PM
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    Brand New Rider, Embarrassed with "Man" Pains

    I'm 25 years old and recently my mom bought us a package of 10 lessons, she had been a rider earlier in her life but hadn't done it in a while.

    The first few lessons were fine when we were just walking with the horse.

    We have recencently started trotting and on more than one occasion I've landed on the family jewels while bumping up and down. Needless to say it wasn't fun. Its pretty embarrassing to tell my mother I just racked myself so when it happens and she can tell I'm in obvious pain I just tell her that I have a stomach ache. I figure female riders don't have much experience dealing with pains in that delicate area.

    Any advice? I guess I should be wearing something other than gym shorts, too flop flopping around in those
         
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        09-17-2013, 08:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by cthomas01996    
    I'm 25 years old and recently my mom bought us a package of 10 lessons, she had been a rider earlier in her life but hadn't done it in a while.

    The first few lessons were fine when we were just walking with the horse.

    We have recencently started trotting and on more than one occasion I've landed on the family jewels while bumping up and down. Needless to say it wasn't fun. Its pretty embarrassing to tell my mother I just racked myself so when it happens and she can tell I'm in obvious pain I just tell her that I have a stomach ache. I figure female riders don't have much experience dealing with pains in that delicate area.

    Any advice? I guess I should be wearing something other than gym shorts, too flop flopping around in those
    Nice snug undies and jeans. I'm not a guy, but that seems to be the consensus when these threads pop up. I'm sure others will be along shortly to recommend specifics :)
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        09-17-2013, 08:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    Nice snug undies and jeans. I'm not a guy, but that seems to be the consensus when these threads pop up. I'm sure others will be along shortly to recommend specifics :)
    Do you think my mom would understand? She isn't like an everyday rider at all, but she used to ride a lot when she was younger.
         
        09-17-2013, 08:31 PM
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    Do you think my mom would understand? She isn't like an everyday rider at all, but she used to ride a lot when she was younger.
    Yep. Even if you only ride once or twice, if it's mentioned it wouldn't be hard for her to see why it's causing you problems!
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        09-17-2013, 08:36 PM
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    I know it's hard to get the feel of posting, but try to think about sitting back on your pockets more, so your man parts don't make as much direct contact. There aren't too many guys on the forum, but hopefully one will weigh in the proper equipment. Maybe some tighty whitey's would help keep the 'guys' more contained. Good luck.
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        09-17-2013, 08:43 PM
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    Yep. Even if you only ride once or twice, if it's mentioned it wouldn't be hard for her to see why it's causing you problems!
    so its not an uncommon injury? How do the riders usually react?
         
        09-17-2013, 08:44 PM
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    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    I know it's hard to get the feel of posting, but try to think about sitting back on your pockets more, so your man parts don't make as much direct contact. There aren't too many guys on the forum, but hopefully one will weigh in the proper equipment. Maybe some tighty whitey's would help keep the 'guys' more contained. Good luck.
    Is it a common injury or not so much? How do guys usually react to it?
         
        09-17-2013, 08:47 PM
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    I think they recommend boxer briefs, last I read! But I'm not a man so I'm not sure if that's credible.

    I had a male student. He found that reminding himself not to tip forward helped him to not hurt himself. Think about tucking your tail bone under just slightly.
         
        09-17-2013, 08:48 PM
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    I think they recommend boxer briefs, last I read! But I'm not a man so I'm not sure if that's credible.

    I had a male student. He found that reminding himself not to tip forward helped him to not hurt himself. Think about tucking your tail bone under just slightly.
    I have no problem when the horse is walking, but when it starts moving faster, my body is bouncing up and down more and its harder to stay back
         
        09-17-2013, 08:57 PM
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    Originally Posted by cthomas01996    
    so its not an uncommon injury? How do the riders usually react?
    With faces and usually a grunt of pain they try to hide behind a manly facade Probably the same way you do. It's common - You're bouncing on the back of an animal with your legs splayed open, so unless you take measures against it (like tucking everything away in some nice snug undies) it'll keep happening, unfortunately!
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