Slightly embarrassing post...

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D0G Wed 06-Feb-13 18:34:59

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Pixel Wed 06-Feb-13 19:07:29

Like these?
I have had some jods in the past where the seam could have been more comfortably placed, but you say you are ok on your other horse when I assume you wear the same jods so it can't be that.
It's a strange thing, but though I've never actually ended up sore, whenever I ride sis's pony I get a pins and needles feeling 'down there' when I get off. I've never had it on any other horse/pony and she has the same make of saddle as me so it's a mystery!

Principality Wed 06-Feb-13 19:43:56

I currently have chuff chafe op so I feel your pain!

It is much worse since we took on new loan pony. It's the pommel of his saddle that is rubbing me. sad I think ill be getting a seat saver asap. The gel ones are meant to be good.

Lovesswimming Wed 06-Feb-13 19:45:24

are your stirrups the same length for each (sounds daft but can happen if you feel comfortable in a different riding postion leg wise for each type)
are the saddles the same make? this could have a bearing (though didnt for Pixel) and are they your horses? if so how about a gel cover or sheepskin cover for your saddle?
if you dont like those then maybe look at cyclists underwear? they must have something for the problem lol!
I've been sore from wearing the wrong knickers! very annoying and painful and I think I wasnt very good at the art of pulling out a wedgy whilst riding!!

PincessLuna Wed 06-Feb-13 20:09:29

I get sore too
I thought it was because I am a novice and was sitting on the horse wrong.....

D0G Wed 06-Feb-13 20:12:22

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D0G Wed 06-Feb-13 20:12:59

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Mitchy1nge Wed 06-Feb-13 20:14:18

have only really had a problem when riding a lot in one day wearing wet jeans (in rain) and thong, so can advise against that

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Wed 06-Feb-13 20:16:04

Look on Ebay. Seat savers arent dear, you just might not end up with real sheepskin.

Mitchy1nge Wed 06-Feb-13 20:16:29

the pony bruises my bum though

Lovesswimming Wed 06-Feb-13 20:16:32

do you know anyone who has one you could borrow? I would happily loan mine out to some one I knew for a hack out to see if it worked (sheepskin)
I just love mine anyway especially when its chilly out smile

D0G Wed 06-Feb-13 20:19:22

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Mitchy1nge Wed 06-Feb-13 20:22:43

well mine too really but somehow his (very old barnsby) saddle pushes the fat out of the way and digs into my seat bones

maybe will invest in seat saver too

Ponks Wed 06-Feb-13 21:28:46

I've had this problem before and ended up bloody and sore at times, despite having a very well upholstered behind! The saddle can be a major factor as can spending too much time in sitting trot especially if slightly perched. One thing I found helped slightly was wearing tights under my jods, perhaps then my pants couldn't move around and chafe so much?

50BalesOfHay Thu 07-Feb-13 13:13:20

I have my special big riding pants as anything with lace gives me a DIY brazillian. I used to get sore when I was nervous, but now I'm relaxed I'm sitting deeper which seems to prevent it

horseylady Thu 07-Feb-13 14:30:17

I had that problem in my old saddle. I got a different saddle and no problem. Never happened with my pony so started using my dressage saddle more with my gorse rather than my gp and it never happened. As soon as I went in my gp it was horrid.

Mitchy1nge Thu 07-Feb-13 14:35:51

with your gorse? No wonder

mrslaughan Thu 07-Feb-13 16:49:24

PMSL mitchy.......

horseylady Thu 07-Feb-13 19:27:19

Lol!! Sorry smile

horseylady Thu 07-Feb-13 20:50:39

In fact very sorry!! My entire post made no sense!! Basically I had a crap saddle.

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:28:21

grin and i thought it was just me! i wear my running knickers (ie - big!!) for riding but i still get sore bits.....

just found my seat last week....im hoping things may change from now on!

Zazzles007 Fri 08-Feb-13 23:43:08

Hmm, I used to do a lot of sitting trot in a very old, very hard Keiffer, and yeah, know about the discomfort. Although a seat saver helped somewhat, it didn't get rid of it completely. I did find that when I rode in a friends saddle, I didn't get the, eerrrr... chafing. I think the saddle fit me better in the right places grin.

Hope this helps.

CalamityKate Fri 08-Feb-13 23:52:54

Ooh ouch!

I remember years ago I had an hours lesson after not riding for years.

I BLED! Literally rubbed raw.

I bought a memory foam type seat saver a while after. If I remember the make I'll come back. I'm sure it was named after a person but I might have dreamed that. Heather Someone?? Oh it'll bug me now....

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Fri 08-Feb-13 23:55:05

I have never been rubbed raw, but have experienced the erm...other end of the spectrum! blush

CalamityKate Fri 08-Feb-13 23:56:53

Heather Moffat!!!

CalamityKate Fri 08-Feb-13 23:57:17

Intrigued Saggy!!

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Sat 09-Feb-13 00:03:20

I was practicing my dressage seat. Very close contact... blush blush

CalamityKate Sat 09-Feb-13 00:05:36

Ooer!! Lol!

Zazzles007 Sat 09-Feb-13 23:29:48

Hahaha Saggy, I believe that those that get that sort of experience are few and far between wink.

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 10-Feb-13 22:17:47

if only saggy!

i rode a different horse today - a big big lad over 16HH....so a big saddle.

i was fine until i got home and needed a pee.....ouwwwwwwccchhhhh!!!

i have had a soak in a hot bath and seem less sore now....i think i must be sat in the wrong position or something! i found my seat last week - think i lost it again this week!

Grunzlewheek Mon 11-Feb-13 13:16:43

Male friend squeaks sometimes when his horse does something unexpected ! wink

Zazzles007 Tue 12-Feb-13 11:03:36

Hahaha Grunzle, that's something I hadn't heard before! wink

D0G Tue 12-Feb-13 15:54:46

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kittykarate Tue 12-Feb-13 17:38:26

Yep! I've had my nether regions grazed to bits by riding. Sometimes it's definitely my position, and other times it seems to be the saddle on the horse. As I only ride in lessons I don't have a lot of control over the choice of saddle so I have to protect myself as much as possible by using:-

a) the biggest ugliest pants known to man www.flowerbags.co.uk/sloggi-basic-long-briefs-32454-p.asp

b) if my giant pants aren't clean, a nice pair of belly warmers that don't creep up my bum.

c) to help recovery after the event, sudacrem. If you know it's limited to a single seam or location catching, and it isn't too intimate, you could use a runners lube like www.bodyglide.com/

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Tue 12-Feb-13 20:24:10

Have you tried putting a sponge down your trousers? We stuffed a car sponge down DS' trousers when he was small and he kept bruising his 'dinky'! grin

BlipbipBeep Tue 12-Feb-13 20:32:39

A wide gusset is the key I think.

I used to ride racehorses and those saddles kill! I resorted to duck taping a gel pad (the ones that normally go under the saddles) to the top of the saddle grin

ThatVikRinA22 Tue 12-Feb-13 20:33:27

why did it not hurt when i was 10 though! a sponge down the troos sounds lovely but i may look a bit daft!

D0G Tue 12-Feb-13 21:22:46

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Backinthebox Tue 12-Feb-13 23:34:30

Comfy Rumps. They've revolutionised long days in the saddle for me. blush grin

badhairday1980 Wed 13-Feb-13 09:15:22

Why not try some of the specialist underwear on the market for female cyclists?

Twattybollocks Sat 16-Feb-13 16:35:03

Big knickers and heather Moffat seat saver.

Poledra Tue 19-Feb-13 09:30:47

God, this is so definitely not just you1 I usually ride a lovely big comfy Irish draught horse, and all is well. Every so often, though, my instructor changes me onto a much narrower horse with a much bouncier step, and it is agony. I had been wondering about using a maternity pad for extra cushioning, but I don't know till I get to the yard which horse I'm riding...

lyrasdaemo Wed 20-Feb-13 21:02:51

I've used the odd sanitary towel when jumping in case of landing on pommel! Last how horse I rode before dd arrived had a great saddle and lovely trot and canter compared to the school horse I loved riding whose saddle is torture. DH sold his jumping saddle then bought it back as it fits his horse better, but now says it hurts him! :-0

bonzo77 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:17:07

I did a 4 day ride in Australia years ago. The horse was a barrel shaped brumby cross who needed breast plate, crupper and extra surcingle over the saddle to keep everything in place. Oh my god the pain after 6 hours! I then had to explain to therm running the ride my predicament. He swapped the leather surcingle for a webbing one and all was fine.

I have had the problem on other occasions, but its been knicker or San pro related. I always tuck my tampon strings up iykwim.

Pixel Wed 20-Feb-13 21:37:41

I've one word Bonzo - Mooncup.
I so wish I'd found out years ago, no more uncomfortably bunching pads, no strings getting in awkward places, no worries about leakage (happened to me - beige jods - so embarrassing). They could have been made for horseriders! Tis bliss.

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