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post #11 of 60 Old 10-20-2013, 06:42 PM
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Your male friend is just a gunsel spouting off, perhaps to compensate for his own insecurities about horsemanship. Dr. Deb Bennett did a study on which gender riding is easier for, all very scientific (pelvis shape, etc.), so you might want to read her take on it at her site. I don't recall her conclusion, but the truth is that all are gunsels at the start, all must put in many hours (read years) into becoming true horsemen (tendons & ligaments must in fact stretch to accommodate a secure, balanced seat, over TIME), & that both genders have proven to be capable of becoming truly fine riders.
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post #12 of 60 Old 10-20-2013, 06:46 PM
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Male friend and I both knew to riding, he claims its easier for men to ride because women are going to have so much more bouncing than men

LOL - It is true that women bounce in the saddle more than men but not because of that. The shape of a woman's pelvis makes riding harder for them.
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post #13 of 60 Old 10-20-2013, 06:54 PM
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Try not to fall off your horse when his makes an unexpected STOP.
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Why would I fall off my horse?

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Thanks, he is one of those know it all people

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Your male friend is just a gunsel spouting off, perhaps to compensate for his own insecurities about horsemanship. Dr. Deb Bennett did a study on which gender riding is easier for, all very scientific (pelvis shape, etc.), so you might want to read her take on it at her site. I don't recall her conclusion, but the truth is that all are gunsels at the start, all must put in many hours (read years) into becoming true horsemen (tendons & ligaments must in fact stretch to accommodate a secure, balanced seat, over TIME), & that both genders have proven to be capable of becoming truly fine riders.
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Why would I fall off my horse?
From laughing so hard! The second he lands wrong, I will give you a cookie if you are not rolling.
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Oh Yea if he fell off the horse I'd probably laugh! although I havent seen that happen yet

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It's not "harder" but you need to learn more before you do it.

However, I think they're refer to the bounce factor, which can hurt men if they don't have a secure seat as they can be sort of "thrown around" a little.

In the lower levels of horse riding then tend to be far more female riders and no one seems to have long term problems with their breasts. Something you might want to consider is saddles. In my experience some saddles seem to be better designed for women, and others for men. I find I like saddles with a narrower twist, where as I've heard men often prefer wider twists.
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His argument is men dont have to worry at all about the bounce factor because they dont have breasts

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It's not "harder" but you need to learn more before you do it.

However, I think they're refer to the bounce factor, which can hurt men if they don't have a secure seat as they can be sort of "thrown around" a little.

In the lower levels of horse riding then tend to be far more female riders and no one seems to have long term problems with their breasts. Something you might want to consider is saddles. In my experience some saddles seem to be better designed for women, and others for men. I find I like saddles with a narrower twist, where as I've heard men often prefer wider twists.
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post #20 of 60 Old 10-20-2013, 07:38 PM
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I just gotta comment on this one.... Ive seen great female riders and I seen great male riders, but as a man I must admit, a bouncy ride isn't enjoyable at all for the "guys" any more then the bounce is for you ladys. Tell ya' male friend his day of reckoning is coming !!!!!
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