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post #1 of 18 Old 12-01-2009, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Bicycling Shorts For Horse Riding?

OK, OK, I know you're laughing because I snorted a soda out of my nose when I first heard it. My first thought was "if your butt is sore it means that you haven't spent enough time in the saddle".

Has anyone here tried this? I had a guy send me the info a while back and was wondering if was un-informed. You can see specifics here if you're interested.

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-01-2009, 04:53 PM
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I used to ride in them under my chaps. If I wear shorts they always come out and bunch up, unless they were skin tight spandex.

I ride english, so my butt is always sore after sitting in a western saddle.
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post #3 of 18 Old 12-01-2009, 05:00 PM
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Your not alone, my husband swears by compression or bicycle shorts when riding. He also likes a brand called "bike" that are a compression type. Good prices at Freshpair.com He's never tried the actual padded type but the compression helps a bunch.
I get kidded for wearing yoga pants to ride in. They are made from basically the same stuff as English breaches but without the sticky butt and tight ankles (or the $$ price tag). Whatever makes you comfortable for the longest period of time I figure


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post #4 of 18 Old 12-01-2009, 07:01 PM
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when I was doing competitive trail rides there was a man who wore of all things panty hose when I asked him about it he said that when you are in two point for that long {several hours} your jeans bunch up at the knee. HMM I thought and rode off six hours later I had huge blisters on the insides of both knees now if I am going to be riding for more than three hours I wear panty hose under my jeans they allow them to fall back in place

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post #5 of 18 Old 12-01-2009, 10:12 PM
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I do bike a lot, but I wouldn't think padded biking shorts would be all that much help in riding, since the pressure's distributed much differently. (Think how narrow a bike seat is compared to a saddle.) I can see how the stretch lycra could help reduce friction, though.
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post #6 of 18 Old 12-02-2009, 07:59 AM
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I've actually seen padded underwear made especially for horseback riding. I think state line tack carries them. I don't think I'd want to use them myself, I think they'd be rather annoying.
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-05-2009, 11:12 PM
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Wouldn't they make your butt look bigger under the pants too? That is something I definitely don't need lol! If I'm riding for a long time, I know to put my dressage saddle or western saddle on, much better on the, as my friends jill would say, tukis.

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post #8 of 18 Old 12-07-2009, 03:29 AM
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I ride with a sheepskin saddle cover that includes a memory foam seat.
Beyond words for long distance comfort.
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post #9 of 18 Old 12-07-2009, 03:42 AM
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I wear spandex bike shorts under my breeches (dont normally when I ride western). I have never had them ride up or anything. They are nice for when you are riding in the cold, give a bit more warmth.

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post #10 of 18 Old 12-07-2009, 02:14 PM
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I know a lot of people who ride in bike shorts under their breeches to avoid the underwear line problem. I ride in Spanx to avoid the same thing. www.spanx.com/
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