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post #21 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 06:35 AM
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I only get to ride once a week, period or not, Im going. :P

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post #22 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 06:50 AM
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Yes you can ride while on your period, not sure who told you otherwise. May I ask OP, where your from or living? I know that in some countries or places, there are "customs" that are adhered to, old wives tails of that were tainted and need to be separated, etc....

As what other woman said, when my period was at it's heaviest, I didn't ride. However, at the onset and at the end, you can, just take precautions, and if you feel you may leak even with a tampon in, then put a light weight pad or panty liner in for extra protection.

Just a side note, I no longer have my periods, haven't had one since I was 37, I had a hysterectomy....doesn't make me any less a woman if I have my periods or not, so having one doesn't necessarily make you a "woman now".
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post #23 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 07:43 AM
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A woman's menstrual cycle has no affect on horses. All that is an old wives tale perpetrated by men to keep women in the house "where they belong". The only possible affect it could have is if the woman were feeling stressed and aggravated from PMS and projected THAT to the horse. It is a huge and ignorant myth that horses have any interest in women "that way".
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post #24 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 07:45 AM
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I actually prefer riding during that time than skipping it during that time. Riding makes me have a different focus so it's not nearly as annoying as if I weren't riding. Plus exercise is always good for the body, so why not? Just make sure that you know which type of protection you prefer. Nothing worse than finding that out the hard way

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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.

Haha and yet I found your teasing tone just fine! Funny how that works

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post #25 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 07:48 AM
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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.
In total agreement with the first part, but as to the second, I KNOW quite a few woman riders who still believe that old wives tale today. The world is STILL rife with such ignorance.
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post #26 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 08:43 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 .
Even that would never work for some of us…..try 2 tampons rated for the heaviest flow…..and a pad….and still a break at least every 30 minutes…….which is why I no longer have some of my factory equipment.

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post #27 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 10:51 AM
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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.
I took it as a lighthearted response, and chuckled. Also noticed the next poster also is a guy and hasn't made a peep since. :)

And for SR to comment on a rude (or abrupt) post also made me chuckle. :) Maybe she was just teasing, too.

Disclaimer: This is all in fun, please do not take offense. :)

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post #28 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 12:01 PM
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I do disagree that "your horse doesn't know". Of course they know.

As said though, unless you have a VERY sensitive horse or you are being a witch (or feeling like one!) go for it!!

So yes they know, but 99% of them don't care. Also doubt they go "oh this is a human period" while I'm sure they know "something's up" I don't think they know, or care, what as they know it's "just a person thing" probably like nasty strong perfume lol.

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post #29 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 01:07 PM
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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.

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anyone who frequents internet boards could make a guess that a strange word like "rodin" could very likely be a typo, and not necessarily any reflection on the posters knowledge of other things.

And, there is a silly notion propagated by some people, that horses do smell the menstrual blood and behave differently due to that, even that geldings become agitated due to it. a teen might say they'd ridden for years, when they have ridden 2, maybe 3 years, and that amount is a lot for someone who is 14. in any case they may hear all kinds of silly things like this thing about menstrual blood causing problems when riding, beyond the inconvenience of leakage.
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post #30 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 01:51 PM
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I ride with 3 super soakers tampons and a pad for just in case.

I keep spares in all gloves boxes in vehicles for just in case
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