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post #51 of 60 Old 10-22-2013, 02:18 AM
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I suggest you don't ride with him until he can get past his middle school mentality and grow up a bit. Having someone act like a 12 year old boy would be really annoying if you have an interest in learning to ride. It takes focus and time and patience to become a good horsewoman. If this is your goal you may need to do this solo. I don't think he is serious.
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post #52 of 60 Old 10-22-2013, 09:36 AM
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everyone has their strengths and weaknesses

i think my wife is so much better with watching, analyzing, and interpreting horse behaviour than i am.

but i think i am better at getting out there, doing tasks, and getting the horse to respond
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post #53 of 60 Old 10-22-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rancherTX2013 View Post
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, and I'll admit that when we do ride I dont feel like I'm getting enough bra support but its just annoying that he claims women have it so much harder in riding.
I'm not going to get into men versus women (that's just silly of him). But, as someone who wears a 30/32 HH cup who has never found a sports bra that's ever helped (not even when I wear multiple ones), a big part of my decision to get a Tennessee Walker was so I don't bounce so much, lol. People blatantly STARE when I post a trot
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post #54 of 60 Old 10-22-2013, 03:59 PM
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Men and women can be just as good as each other. We have a slightly different shape than men do and the style of riding is generally based on men's bodies. Just show him this thread and as for bouncing, it's easy for us to solve but not for men, maybe he's just jealous that you only have an annoyance while he has pain?
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post #55 of 60 Old 10-22-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Are different saddles more suited towards men or women? Is it because of the bouncing aspect?
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post #56 of 60 Old 10-22-2013, 11:25 PM
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Yes, there are men's and women's saddles, but they don't have anything to do with how much a person bounces. Women's saddles tend to be narrower through the seat because of the shape of our pelvis as compared to a man's.

Personally, I rode in roping saddles my entire life until I had the funds to buy my own custom a few years ago. I went with a ranch saddle designed for a woman with a narrow twist and I'll never go back.

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post #57 of 60 Old 10-23-2013, 12:26 AM
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Obviously I can't speak intelligently on what it's like to have breast large enough to be any kind of issue when riding any more so than a woman can speak for what it's like for a guy, but if your boyfriend finds it humorous he'll be just as amused if you go jogging. Just tell him the options are having breast large enough to bounce or having them small enough to not bounce. While sizes can vary it's not like women have much say in what nature provides.

As for people seeming to think that males suffer a high rate of potential injury to our "privates" in 4.5 decades I've had exactly one occasion as the result of a one off incident involving a horn that caused an unfortunate impact. Didn't prevent me from riding the rest of the day though. Aside from that I've never had a problem. Never even think about it. So far I don't personally know any guys who has had a problem, but I can't claim to know every male what rides . I'd have to seriously wonder how a guy who has problems is riding. Can they sit on a chair without injury? Are they able to ride a bike without injury? I personally find sitting in a saddle more comfortable than anything except perhaps my favorite lay-z-boy and possibly easier to spend the entire day in.
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Now you've got me curious why YOU are so curious about this, RAncher.

May I ask what kind of bra you wear?
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ok since u seem to want my opinion even thought i chose not to respond to this thread but u tracked me down through a diff thread here is the msg i tried to send back but ur not accepting Pms at the moment so here:

Yes i saw your post which was an entirely diff thread.... my post was to bouncing in general not boob bouncing. if i had an opinion on your thread i would have posted such but since u seem to want to talk to anyone and everyone about it, no boobs are not any reason for riding to be more difficult, all a girl needs like in any other sport that causes chest movement is a good sports bra. if you are having issues with bouncing you do not have a quality sports bra on to prevent bouncing, if you are on a budget try a sports bra 1 size or so to small with a tight cammi with a built in bra on top of that. good luck
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post #60 of 60 Old 10-23-2013, 07:56 PM
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the OP was a troll, and had been here before in other guises. Sorry that you all wasted your time (and mine) helping him get his jollies.

he has been banned. If you find another person PMing you wierd questions, referring back to some thread that is either about bouncing boobs or ouchy balls, this guy's favorite subject, or if you recieve uninvited PM's of a disturbing nature, use the report button at the bottom of each PM and let us know. Thanks for your willingness to help a new member, even if their only reason to be here is not what you think it is.
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