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post #21 of 28 Old 10-30-2014, 07:20 PM
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Oh my Casey. That is not a good feeling. I had the same thing happen, but not as bad. I always wear cotton undies, but learned the hard way never to ride in bikini undies because the elastic will find a comfortable place and rub. I got in the shower and thought I was being attack by ants from all the stinging.

I'm going to try the panty hose, and the knee hi nylons because sometime i do get a blister forming on the side of my foot.
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post #22 of 28 Old 10-30-2014, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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It wasn't the elastic. I swear, there's so much skin just gone ... it's the rubbing of the cotton against my skin and too much weight put in my pockets as I tried to lean back and absorb that trotting shock. The spanx worked, but I'm also going to try the pantyhose because they're cheaper and not so tight! :)
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post #23 of 28 Old 10-30-2014, 08:18 PM
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I forgot about the pantyhose idea. We can only do it in the winter here in good ol' Arizona. Way too hot in the summer. We'd be cooked! Kinda like those oven roasting bags.
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post #24 of 28 Old 10-30-2014, 08:20 PM
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Personally there is never a guarantee that the horse you are riding bareback is padded enough to make YOU comfortable. I prefer to work stirrupless IN the saddle, which has padding. Most saddles will push you to the center.
To heal, I like Desitin, ya know, for diapers? Sometimes when I'm doing chores in the back 5 acres I get rubbed raw and it works really well. Test another part of your body bc some people are allergic to it. Vaseline also works very well, but it takes longer. My hands are ALWAYS getting chapped, with animal chores and always washing dishes and I use Vaseline on them overnight. My hands feel great the next morning. You also might try sunburn medicine with Lydicane in it. It comes in a gel. Monkey Butt powder will help in the future to prevent this.
Try wearing really loose boys cut cotton underwear or even buy and wear a mens boxers for the next few days, while you heal. Synthetic underwear will just make you sweat and will irritate your skin. =D
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post #25 of 28 Old 10-30-2014, 08:28 PM
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Chapped hands, dry cracked feet, Crisco shortening and socks or gloves overnight. I swear it's the best I've found.
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post #26 of 28 Old 10-30-2014, 09:03 PM
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it's the leaning back, for sure.
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post #27 of 28 Old 10-31-2014, 10:02 AM
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The local TSC sells MonkeyButt Powder - Guy and Girls version. I had to laugh but it helps. Keeps the rubbing down to a minimum and is medicated as a just in case. As you are in France maybe someone here could box you some up and ship it to you. The canister itself is worth the cost. There would l suspect be several versions with more appropriate names in your neck of the woods.
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post #28 of 28 Old 10-31-2014, 07:10 PM
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Even though I have ridden little the last 3 or 4 years, I still have calluses on each seat-bone. Most chaffing comes from sitting in a 'chair seat instead of on your inseams. If you can glance over your shoulder and see your heel directly under your hip, you should have fewer problems. I used panty hose when I endurance raced years ago.
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