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        10-03-2013, 09:03 PM
      #11
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    It just seemed like she thought it didnt really hurt that much and I shouldnt have made a big deal about it

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    Originally Posted by ReiningCrazy    
    Would you have liked it if she made a huge deal about it and not just turned it into a joke to make you less embarrassed? If it happened to my boyfriend or any guy riding that I knew I probably would have turned it into a joke.
         
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        10-03-2013, 09:19 PM
      #12
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    Ok. OP...head out for your next lesson with "that area" wrapped in bubble wrap! She will fall on the ground. Then get serious...man up...and do all you can to learn how to balance and sit a horse. Show her you have the right stuff. That will get you a lot of points.

    You wan to hear about discomfort????? You should read some of the past posts about the ladies here getting bras hooked on a saddle horn. Now THAT"s dangerous! Not just uncomfortable...

    Happy trails! : )
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        10-03-2013, 09:20 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    I brought my boyfriend riding too. He had the same problem you did. It's something you have to learn to deal with, I guess. He's a boxer guy I guess, so maybe briefs would work better. I'd just suggest sitting more on your butt and if you squeeze with your thighs (not too hard) it should prevent you from moving around in the saddle.
         
        10-03-2013, 09:24 PM
      #14
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by horsenewbie2013    
    It just seemed like she thought it didnt really hurt that much and I shouldnt have made a big deal about it
    This is an area where women will NEVER be able to relate. We push watermelons out of our bodies and survive. Men get nicked in the nether region and lose their dignity, breath, voice, and will to live.

    (just a joke, guys.)
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        10-03-2013, 09:29 PM
      #15
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    The fact that you sought out the horse forum, registered to post a thread.. makes me believe that you really and truly do want to ride horses despite your fears holding you back.

    I think your female friend was just teasing you, seeing as we females have zip idea about how much it can hurt or even what it's like to deal with.. so likely she was trying to keep the situation light and enjoyable.

    You will get hurt in horse riding, in multiple ways. But. The more you ride, the more your body learns to adapt, and the less 'mishaps' such as this one.. occur.

    The stronger your core, the stronger your riding.
         
        10-03-2013, 09:33 PM
      #16
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Sahara    
    This is an area where women will NEVER be able to relate. We push watermelons out of our bodies and survive. Men get nicked in the nether region and lose their dignity, breath, voice, and will to live.

    (just a joke, guys.)
    I love this so much haha
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        10-03-2013, 09:43 PM
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    OP...getting "the boys" bumped is just the beginning! Horses will test you in ways you have no idea of. They are not a dirt bike. They have a brain and an opinion. It is truly thrilling to learn how to ask them to do something and have them respond. I have been with horses a good share of my life and I am still thrilled when we are successful at a new task.
    We are having a good time right now pulling your chain! But we want you to succeed and enjoy yourself...and stay safe.
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        10-03-2013, 10:36 PM
      #18
    Showing
    Hey, it happens! It even happens to girls, but I don't think it hurts quite as bad for us to hit our woohoo as it does for you fellas to hit your dingaling.

    If it makes you feel any better at all, I've been riding for over 25 years and I've recently (in the last few years) caught a saddle horn to the nether regions when a horse did something I wasn't prepared for.

    I, too, believe that she was just likely trying to lighten the mood after it happened in an attempt to get you to relax. She may have taken it a bit far and made you uncomfortable but I'm sure that was not her intention. I've found that when I do something silly to make other folks laugh, if I laugh with them and poke a bit of fun at myself, they tend to forget about it faster. If you act like it really bothered you for them to laugh, then they're more likely to hang on to it and bring it up again and again.

    Don't feel embarrassed about it, it's part of learning how to ride. You'll get bruised in places that have never been bruised and sore in muscles you didn't even know you had. Take it as a learning experience so that you can learn how to avoid it next time.

    I can only venture a guess on whether tighty-whities are really so much better, but I assume they must be something special to male riders because all the cowboys I know wear them instead of boxers.
         
        10-03-2013, 11:29 PM
      #19
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    So, how did men ride horses for the last several thousand years? I mean, only recently have women riders become the majority. They must have managed pretty darn well to go into all those battles, ride those miles and all. It CAN be done!
         
        10-03-2013, 11:46 PM
      #20
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Hey, it happens! It even happens to girls, but I don't think it hurts quite as bad for us to hit our woohoo as it does for you fellas to hit your dingaling.

    Hahahahaha!

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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    I can only venture a guess on whether tighty-whities are really so much better, but I assume they must be something special to male riders because all the cowboys I know wear them instead of boxers
    I always figured it was because it's super hard to get boxers into tighter fit jeans. I've tried.
         

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