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mcsquid86 05-13-2012 04:18 PM

Shorts for a newbie to buy?????
I'm going to a dude ranch next week with my family. I was looking for a some shorts with padding to cover my butt. Any suggestions? We will be riding a few hours each day. Thanks from a newbie

mildot 05-13-2012 04:25 PM

Do not wear shorts unless you want massive chafing on the inside of your legs.

And don't worry about padding your butt. It's your groin that's going to hurt and no amount of padding is going to help that. Only time in the saddle, that gets your groin muscles to stretch that way, will prevent that pain.

mcsquid86 05-13-2012 04:33 PM

I'm sorry, I left out that I was going to wear jeans. Thanks for the tip.

mildot 05-13-2012 04:59 PM

Advil will be more useful than padded shorts.

Celeste 05-13-2012 05:08 PM

There was some brand of padded undershorts that somebody brought up before. I think it was Joe.

Celeste 05-13-2012 05:14 PM

mcsquid86 05-13-2012 11:46 PM

Thanks, I'll check it out!

Jolly Badger 05-14-2012 11:32 AM

I've also heard that "compression shorts," like what many cyclists wear, work well for horseback riding.

I'm female, ride in a Tucker saddle and I ride a gaited horse. . .so I've never had a need for them.:lol:

Have fun on your trip!

Joe4d 05-14-2012 12:13 PM

are you male or female ?
The saddle bums are very nice for a man under other pants. They prevent rubbing and protect the inside of your thighs from the seam in jeans. They have a bit of tail bone padding and hold your privates up tight like and athletic support. THey are a bit warm in that area in the summer. I wore mine under baseball pants before it got hot.

mcsquid86 05-14-2012 10:10 PM

I am a guy. Thanks everybody. I think I'm going to order the saddle bums.

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