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post #31 of 60 Old 10-20-2013, 10:13 PM
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his argument is out the window..... As there is some of us women that aren't endowed in breast department,plus no Knackers below to worry about
Not to mention that there are quite a few guys around with considerable floppy bits above the belt line. Though I do notice that they're more likely to be riding couches or Harleys* than horses

*Has anyone ever seen a Harley rider without a beer gut?
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post #32 of 60 Old 10-20-2013, 10:26 PM
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IIRC, both VS Littauer and Lt Col Harry Chamberlin thought it was easier for a woman to learn to ride well. Littauer taught thousands of students over decades, so he had a good sample size to compare.

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post #33 of 60 Old 10-20-2013, 10:59 PM
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meh, if women have bouncing problems men certainly have...... squashage problems. All evens out in the end.
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post #34 of 60 Old 10-21-2013, 12:09 AM
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We both have our own problems I don't think it is harder for us you guys have your own problems ;P We wear sports bras it helps with the bouncing quite a bit haha. When it comes to training horses allot of women are jealous of the six+ foot tall male horse trainers but my trainer is a little less than 5 foot and she is an amazing hand! We have a trainer friend who comes over to our barn once and a while for help with a problem horse and my trainer just hops around the horse and tells him what to do and he is like 7foot!! They are both great trainers but my trainer Sandy has done all the national horse shows in driving and dressage, hunt seat etc and he has been a cowboy for 4 years so they have different knowledge I guess???.... Hahaha
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post #35 of 60 Old 10-21-2013, 01:09 AM
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Coming from a girl who is bigger and has been riding for her whole life, wear a sports bra and you will have much fewer problems. Although I often forget to put one on and my horse is really smooth so the bounce issue isn't too bad.
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post #36 of 60 Old 10-21-2013, 01:26 AM
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meh, if women have bouncing problems men certainly have...... squashage problems. All evens out in the end.
^^This. It's 6 of one and half a dozen of the other...except I'm fairly certain that it doesn't hurt us nearly as bad to bounce around as it does for men to squash their "boys" LOL.

OP, for what it's worth, I can't ride without a high impact sports bra on. I'm just big enough that it is very uncomfortable riding a bouncy gait without my girls strapped down pretty tight.
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post #37 of 60 Old 10-21-2013, 01:28 AM
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He is just one of those men that think they are the best at everything and women are inferior
Seriously? Must be a fun relationship...
Well, there is nothing like a horse to level the playing field. They can show you real fast what you don't know.
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post #38 of 60 Old 10-21-2013, 01:31 AM
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I'm a girl with no boobs so I don't have either problem haha!

No man his junk will kill once he starts trotting, my brother couldn't walk properly for hours after our first lesson hahahh
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post #39 of 60 Old 10-21-2013, 01:34 AM
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I don't even really notice the bouncing anymore! Even if I forget a sports bra, unless I canter I'm pretty good and I am not a small girl up top!!!!! ;P
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post #40 of 60 Old 10-21-2013, 02:24 AM
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He is correct that men tend to be better riders, just not for that reason. Men tend to sit more correctly with their pelvis neutral because they have to keep their junk out of the way while women tend to ride with their pelvis tipped more forward, therefore out of alignment in terms of balance.
There is another side to this. Sorry, havent read the whole thread yet, but MEN are a lot more competitive than women. They have to win, they have to be the best, they HAVE to show off. Therefore they actually put all that determination to work... and voila.
Not that women do not want to be the best or win.. I guess depends on the woman?
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