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Boggart 05-19-2012 06:46 PM

Male rider "injury"
Hello folks. Since everyone here is showing their scars and wounds, I might as well ask if any of you happened the same thing. I was riding for the first time, almost a month ago.The jumpy horse and an uncomfortable saddle, coupled with my total lack of any previous riding skills, made so that I accidentally squashed my "nuts" while the horse was trotting (as I was a complete beginner, I was bouncing inconsolably during the trot; the canter was lovely though). Now the thing is, they occasionally hurt from time to time, only a mild pain. I'm a bit worried as it's almost a month now.

Also, I'd really appreciate tips on how to avoid this and to know whether it's serious or not.

Golden Horse 05-19-2012 06:49 PM

WOW, I'm impressed that you trotted and cantered on your first ride:shock:, especially with the two veg having been compressed a little.

Being a woman I can only laugh, I mean sympathize, not a problem I have.....knockersaplenty getting out of control, that's my area of expertise.

LovesMyDunnBoy 05-19-2012 06:53 PM

I'm with Golden Horse :P getting your bra caught on saddle horns... Yeah XP
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Boggart 05-19-2012 06:54 PM

Well, I lied a bit, by missing some details. To clarify, I rode two times, in two consecutive days. First day, the horse was tied with a rope my girlfriend held, after some time she let me ride free, then I trotted a bit (it's when the accident happened).
The second day we trotted, and cantered over a field and through the forest(have to say, canter is way more smoother than trotting).
So I didn't cantered the first day :P

LovesMyDunnBoy 05-19-2012 07:14 PM

Second day, still good :) lol
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Meatos 05-19-2012 07:21 PM

That's a fast progression to cantering! I had my sixth lesson today and we're still trotting. I asked when I could canter and they smiled and said it would be awhile. A girl can dream, right?

Hope your nuts feel better. I rode a different horse today and his saddle was different from the horse's that I usually ride. My junk is mighty sore this afternoon, so I feel your pain!

Boggart 05-19-2012 07:47 PM

My girlfriend said I'm a lucky basterd, considering I'm cantering on the second lesson. She is my instructor and I can say she is a wonderful and knowledgeable instructor. I didn't had any problems aside from my own stupidity. I still need to learn to not jump around when trotting. As for soreness, my upper legs, inner side, were sore as they never were before. I felt like I was walking on springs, rather than my legs.

LovesMyDunnBoy 05-19-2012 08:16 PM

You may could try posting trot. Some people find it difficult, it came naturally to me though. It may help :P
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jinxremoving 05-19-2012 09:50 PM

1. Don't wear boxers! Wear something that keeps everything together.
2. Keep everything 'straight' and not under you.
3. Learn how to do the sitting trot / rising trot.
4. If your nuts are still hurting after a month, talk to a Doctor. :P

Boggart 05-20-2012 07:04 AM

@LovesMyDunnBoy: I have a book that tells me how to both do posting and sitting trot but I thought I was "oh, so smart", and didn't even read the theory on it. I did read it after riding though. In 2 weeks I'll try trotting again. Wish me luck!

1. I was wearing lose underwear and cargo pants (you can fit two people in them :lol:)
2. I was sitting straight. If anything, I was, from time to time leaning back to balance myself, no way I was leaning forward
3. Work in progress... I hope that by the 4th-5th ride I can at least do posting trot
4. They do, not constantly though. Just from time to time and it's not very painful, like I've been hit. Like a reminder of my ignorance for wearing lose fitting clothes. I will make an appointment to a doctor, just in case

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