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    03-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Originally Posted by faye    
Have you tried one of these? They are designed for use on Shettie but I know a lot of para people who have used them with success (they make them bigger on request)
Saddle Pads

Also Get some cycling shorts to put on under your jods.
Those look good, if they are as soft and pliable as I imagine, yet made out of leather. I might purchase one if I get rich accidentally (shrinks imagining how much one for a 170cm beast would cost)

Cycling shorts sound like a good idea though, got to look into the sports section. Some padding around tailbone should do the job.
ha What about trying a thick sanitary pad? (People pad not horse pad)
Sanitary pads sadly do not help, I end up with the same sore +hole in a pad.

It's cheap and it should help. Panty hose. Saddleseat riders swear by them.
What kind do you mean? Ordinary sheer ones? I usually wear a pair of cotton ones under my trousers.

I loved doing my vaulting lessons as a kid, because we got to ride with the vaulting surcingle.

What kind of saddle do you ride... English or western?
Yea, that's the type of surcingle I use too, but the pillowy pad used on the back of the horse is way smaller in my case and looks a bit worn out. Maybe I should get a new one of those thick pads, they can't cost a fortune!
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    03-26-2013, 05:38 PM
Green Broke
They wont cost as much as you think, you fit them yo your bum not the horses size.
Email Zoe (the lady who makes them) and ask. It can't hurt.
    03-31-2013, 05:01 PM
Have you ever fallen and hit your tailbone before? You can actually break it off. I ask bc my saddle sores are on my butt, not so much tailbone. HOWEVER if I have recently fallen on it, it DOES hurt for months when riding. My mom broke her tailbone OFF and it hurts her to ride for very long. But either way I am with everyone else. See about getting a seat pad. They help alot. Even the ones that are just waffle neoprene help ALOT! I'd get some thing a little thicker for yourself though.
    03-31-2013, 06:22 PM
Try the ladies regular made of nylon panty hose. If they don't work you're only out a couple of dollars. Unlike cotton they are slippery.
    04-03-2013, 09:21 AM
Green Broke
It sounds more like friction is the problem as much as padding. I would try the panty hose, unless they get too hot. When I do an endurance race, I use the generic, store brand desitin, because it is easier to smear than the regular name brand. A&D ointment is good, too, but it smells a little fishy.

Good Luck to you!!

    04-05-2013, 03:14 AM
I'm not sure how you'd attach it with the surcingle, but they sell a pad called a donut for people whos tailbones hurt from sitting. Perhaps if you stitched a pocket on the bottom to run the surcingle through it could work for you though. They're cheap and made to relieve pressure.

Heres a link for a variety of them. donut pillows

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