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post #21 of 69 Old 01-06-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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It's not in his interest to do anything but hop on once in a while and go for a ride with me. That's all I want and I get it. If I were to push him to ride more it would put a strain on our relationship and I'm perfectly happy with what he does for me now. I don't go trail riding that much anyway and he either rides with me or walks the dogs while I ride along side. I just wish trotting didn't knock his man parts around. Maybe a custom cushion hmm
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post #22 of 69 Old 01-06-2011, 10:50 PM
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D4Ever - I hear you. I am the only woman in this household and the only frequent rider. I gave up trying to teach position a long time ago. The guys are out to have a good time once in a while and that's it.

MDH doesn't have this issue because he wears tightie-whities *all the time* <sigh>. At least they're not actually white. Plus, his current horse is just barely ready for MDH to trot on her.

Our oldest son refuses to wear supportive clothing, the youngest loves the body-hugging spandex boxers for regular wear. So, the oldest's solutions? Well, he found a way to sit that worked for him on a particular saddle. It's a very bad-western-movie-cowboy-position, but it works for him and he has held his place even when his horse spooked. At a trot, if he's riding the little mare, who is quite rough, he takes just a bit of weight off the saddle bit by putting weight into his stirrups. Ya, it's not right, but it works for the once-every-two-months ride. A canter isn't usually an issue.

If you have a choice of saddles, let him try other ones. That also makes a difference for both MDH and our son.

As much as everyone loves to tell you that he needs to have proper position, I hear you that it's not in the cards. Take what you can get! I agree.
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post #23 of 69 Old 01-06-2011, 11:09 PM
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Ok got ya thought you guys didnt have enough time or something to ride. Get him a atv to follow you in! hahah
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post #24 of 69 Old 01-06-2011, 11:17 PM
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LOL I am laughing hysterically. I will have to tell my riding buddy cousin about this. Actually I ride alot with HER hubby and she rides with my hubby. They ride faster than me and cousin's hubby. Cousin's hubby has a nice Circle Y that he won't ride in because he says it hurts his package. I won't tell y'all what cousin said about his package - oh welll ,yeah I will.... she is a nurse and said "they're pretty much all the same don'tcha think Sue?" she asked our riding buddy who is also a nurse. This all the while we are laughing our butts off.

My hubby rides in tighty whities....boxers for sleeping so he is good to go...I imagine it is the same for us wearing a sports bra. Whatever it takes to be comfortable.

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post #25 of 69 Old 01-06-2011, 11:22 PM
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"I put my trainers really comfy western saddle on Caleigh"

Take a look at saddle shape. Some western saddles are shaped like a check mark (or lopsided V). Not only does that push you against the cantle, but it means the front side is shaped to push in between your thighs - not helpful for protecting the family jewels.

Also, while western riders don't normally talk about twist, the shape of the saddle can also affect the undercarriage. I prefer a narrow twisted English saddle or an Australian-type saddle to riding a western saddle. They normally have a wider 'sweet spot' of level saddle, and don't pry my legs so far apart.

Otherwise, has he considered a jock strap for riding? Can't say I've tried it, but it IS an athletic event...
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post #26 of 69 Old 01-07-2011, 12:14 AM
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My husband rides..does trotting..not so much running around as he isn't comfortable with it yet. He doesn't seem to be bothered at all and he wears boxer shorts.
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post #27 of 69 Old 01-07-2011, 03:04 AM
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No wonder my boyfriend doesn't like riding with me anymore... :O

Guess he's just too proud to admit that there's a funk in his junk!

I'm so busy, I don't know if I've found a rope... or lost my horse...
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post #28 of 69 Old 01-07-2011, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by BWolters View Post
Ok got ya thought you guys didnt have enough time or something to ride. Get him a atv to follow you in! hahah
He has something similar. It's a honda ruckus. The trails though don't allow motor vehicles though only bikes, dogs, and horse back riders.

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post #29 of 69 Old 01-07-2011, 10:28 AM
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It really depends on the saddle and his position. Using a seat saver may help. Have him sit back more and ride more on the pockets of his jeans. I ride with loose jeans and don't have a problem with them. I feel more pinching with tighter jeans. I also post with the trot just because I don't care for the jarring ride, not because they are getting pounded.
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post #30 of 69 Old 01-07-2011, 10:49 AM
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There is also a long term problem to be considered - the future of his swimmers. The more pounding he takes, the more problems he will have in the long run. Let the poor guy walk!

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