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post #11 of 54 Old 11-01-2014, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by horselovengirl123 View Post
So it doesn't make them antsy at all or anything because I'm looking a buying a little gelding I have Rodin a lot when I was younger (before I became a woman)but I had a bad fall and 10 years later am gettin back on I still am a little scared
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post #12 of 54 Old 11-01-2014, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
ginger, you are a guy, so stay out of this . we like to have places where guys are not allowed.
well sorry.. guess I figured it didn't say females only.. more problems with me being a guy in the horse world.....
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post #13 of 54 Old 11-01-2014, 10:54 PM
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It would be really awkward to tell women they couldn't ride in a big competition because they were on their period. Oh you qualified for the Olympics and you got your period on competition day? Better luck next year! (doh four years)
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Just make sure you don't have an accident and stain your saddle. That was always my biggest concern. The horses don't care.

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post #15 of 54 Old 11-01-2014, 11:48 PM
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And since we're on the subject, smart idea if you're running or working a horse show to have some pads/tampons on hand for exhibitors just in case (or bring your own spares of course). A handful of times I've had some women scurry into our office asking for some and of course it was generally the english riders who had to wear white pants
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post #16 of 54 Old 11-01-2014, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
ginger, you are a guy, so stay out of this . we like to have places where guys are not allowed.
Last time I looked this was the New To Horses section, not the Ladies Only section. Rather hostile and inappropriate answer, Tiny.

I'm not convinced the new user isn't having us on. Anyone who supposedly 'rodin' horses for years should know that the female menstrual cycle does NOT smell the same as a mare in season. Besides, geldings are castrated and wouldn't care anyway even if the opposite were true.

Betting Ginger has had females in his life, so I seriously doubt he's never heard of menses.

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post #17 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 12:01 AM
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Riding on your period is fine. Just make sure your "protection" is secure or you could find that the constant movement and shifting of your body could cause you to leak through.

On the subject, I have a pack of pads and tampons in my horsey medical supplies bag (for legitimate horsey medical situations!) so I always have spares if I get desperate, lol.

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post #18 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 01:04 AM
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I am so sorry in advance for getting into these details. I'm just trying to help, not scare anyone...

Like others have mentioned, I also do not like to ride on my heaviest days but that is because it requires me to wear thick pads to prevent messes (yes, even if I already have a tampon equipped)... And it is not a comfortable sensation when you are riding for an extended period of time with all that rubbing.

So I don't ride for the first two days approximately, but your horse will have no idea whether you are or are not on your flow! So it's actually a personal preference and will not affect anything as far as the horse goes.

Unless you are riding any sort of light coloured horse and you did not properly prepare yourself... Then you have some explaining to do to your beasty!
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post #19 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gingerscout View Post
well sorry.. guess I figured it didn't say females only.. more problems with me being a guy in the horse world.....

I was just kidding, teasing. but , it doesn't sound that way , does it?
My bad
It can be hard to get that just right "teasing" tone into an internet post.
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post #20 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 01:09 AM
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use tampons. not pads , use a tampon that is made for the heaviness of flow. take a 'pee' break in 30-40 mins or so , and change .
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