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post #11 of 20 Old 05-14-2012, 10:26 PM
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you could also bring a wool saddle pad, and just put it on the saddle of the hrose you will ride. wool breathes.

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post #12 of 20 Old 05-15-2012, 12:17 AM
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$49???? I can buy a lot of Motrin for that...

Seriously, I wear tighty whities and my jeans. OK, and a shirt, socks and boots...but I've never had chaffing on my legs from spending a few hours in a western saddle (or English, for that matter). Nor has a couple of hours ever made my butt too sore in a western saddle.

If you worry about trying to ride in the 'right position', maybe. If you do a lot of cantering or trotting and you haven't ridden before, maybe. But if I were you, I'd wear briefs with decent support and jeans, find a saddle that fits, and sit however it felt best to me. Relax and enjoy the trail rides. If you're a bit sore at the end, take a couple of aspirin. Or down a couple of beers instead.
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People that are not used to riding are usually in a lot of pain after even what most of us here would consider a moderate ride. $49 is a bargain if it makes somebody more comfortable.

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I think the beers after the ride will help, too. nice , cold , frosty ones.
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I never had trouble with soreness and I wear boxer shorts and blue jeans, shirts optional ha ha. But seriously only way to get over being sore is going to be saddle time.
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post #16 of 20 Old 05-18-2012, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
Ok, I found it.

Padded Riding Shorts for Him

Padded Shorts for Her (Shorts for her.. )
They look like the kind of bike shorts worn by long-distance racers (for example, the Tour de France). Same thing, different name?
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post #17 of 20 Old 05-19-2012, 08:01 PM
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They look like the kind of bike shorts worn by long-distance racers (for example, the Tour de France). Same thing, different name?
No, these are made with a mixture of spandex and cordura. They appear to be really resistant to snagging. Similar, but definitely not the same.
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This may be due to sensitive skin or something....but I CAN NOT wear jeans when I ride for any length of time, unless it's really cold and I'm wearing something under them....which basically means I don't do it. I have tried, and my legs bleed from the chafing. I wish that were an exaggeration. Now if you're not doing anything crazy you probably won't have that much of an issue, but if your skin is prone to chafing, I'd be careful about jeans. Wearing something under them works, or just wearing a different material altogether. Some jeans are made specifically for riding and are stitched in a way to keep the stitches from being between your leg and the saddle, so those may be okay, but I've never dared to try them. Another area to worry about is the top of your boot if you're wearing boots. If the top of your boot has stitching or anything that will rub from movement, wear socks tall enough to protect you.

Have fun, sounds like a great vacation! Riding is really not that painful, but you'll be so much more comfortable if you're prepared!

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post #19 of 20 Old 05-21-2012, 03:45 PM
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I'm a guy, and I just ride in compression shorts... Much comfier and keeps your junk comfy :p

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The saddlebums underwear worked great! Thanks!!!!
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