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post #41 of 54 Old 11-02-2014, 04:26 PM
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Just dont ride white/paint horses bareback RIGHT before you start your period... you might start early and have to give the horse a quick bath before the owner sees... (had permission to ride a friends Mangalarga Marchador paint. yeah that ended well...)
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Just dont ride white/paint horses bareback RIGHT before you start your period... you might start early and have to give the horse a quick bath before the owner sees... (had permission to ride a friends Mangalarga Marchador paint. yeah that ended well...)
Did that once with a little pinto I was training.
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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.
Mares don't menstruate in the same way as women do. For women it would be the least fertile time of their cycle and not the most. It's not the same as a mare being in season at all
The only thing a horse might react nervously too would be the smell of blood but most women wear enough deodorants and body sprays to mask that anyway
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Jeez you guys all having some horrible sounding menses. Even before I was on the pill my flow wasn't that bad (TMI? sorry...). Doubling up tampons and pads? I'd rather just go sit in the tub until it's over...

My problem was the horrible cramps that made me double over and want to throw up. I used to stay home from school and/or work they were so bad. Felt like someone was ripping my uterus right out of my body.

Went on the pill and now I rarely get a cramp and I have such minimal flow I usually can get a way with using only a light days pad for 2-3 days. Oh the wonders of modern medicine.

(P.S. I understand that some women can't use the pill or don't want to for their own personal reasons, not saying that I think every woman should go on the pill so their periods are easier. I just know how much it helped me.)
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post #45 of 54 Old 11-04-2014, 01:14 PM
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I wish i could go on the Pill (cant unless i want to end up in the loony bin with a few charges of murder). I just dont ride the worst days. I cant use tampons (unless i was to be in excessive amounts of pain, and have a mess). Pads pill up on long rides (yeah that SUCKS). I just pretend i have better things to do and clean tack or something.
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Just dont ride white/paint horses bareback RIGHT before you start your period... you might start early and have to give the horse a quick bath before the owner sees... (had permission to ride a friends Mangalarga Marchador paint. yeah that ended well...)
I did that, white horse too. Slipped off after a long bareback ride & saw...

So I said what one does when surrounded by friends, "Ohh no, something attacked us on the ride.!"
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I was told when I got a my first horse, a rather stubborn gelding- to never work with him while on my period because he was proud cut and would try to mount me. (She was very serious)

... I was never mounted by my gelding, nor did he ever try, and he never acted any different. There are those people who seem to think such things are true.

I think if there is any chance that a horse will act differently, I would think it would be more due to your mood or demeanor changing and a sensitive horse may react to that, but that's putting a lot putting a lot of "maybes" into the equation.

I wouldn't be too worried about it !
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post #48 of 54 Old 11-04-2014, 02:23 PM
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So glad any day is a riding day for me and those times of the month have never been a nuisance really... I pity all of you with cramps and heavy bleeding!
Anyway, I remember coming across this funny notion of horses freaking out over a menstruating woman in a children's novel when I was young. Only time I EVER heard of anything like that.
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post #49 of 54 Old 11-04-2014, 02:44 PM
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As others have said - of course you can! I don't take a break from riding whatever the weather or time of the month. I just make sure I have decent "protection"! I find I can get stroppy at certain times and then my gelding will play up because I argue - nothing to do with me having a time o the month - it's down to me being a strop box, so we just go for a buckle end hack and we're both happy. I THINK (happy to be corrected) some stallions might have a problem, but normally they're the rather lonely, used at stud and super sensitive and aggressive type anyway - not EVERY stallion!
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Just a note from personal experience if you are using pads as opposed to tampons: I have found that the Always Infinity pads are the most comfortable/least likely to rub or chafe. The material that they are made of is super flexible and the absorbency truly is impressive.
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