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Does anyone know of a supplier of padded riding underwear for small boys available in the uk?

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Ponyproblem Mon 04-Jul-11 22:08:10

My ds (6) is having trouble down below when riding.

I have been trying to get him some padded riding underwear like these but without the $30 delivery charge.

Does anyone know of a UK supplier or of a similar product available in the UK?

Alternatively, does anyone have an another solution to what is proving to be a sensitive problem blush

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Mon 04-Jul-11 22:13:25

Miles in the saddle, and more lessons to improve his position? If he is bruising himself, he needs to alter his posture.

Ponyproblem Mon 04-Jul-11 22:18:02

I know Saggy - his posture is off and he has limited experience. The problem is he will not keep riding long enough unless I can find him an interim solution.

Pixel Mon 04-Jul-11 22:28:32

Ds was obviously uncomfortable when he was riding so I got him some stretchy trunks (quite snug fitting though), the sort that go partly down the leg (like these) and he has been much better. I think his 'bits' were getting pinched by the seams on the edge of his normal pants.

violetwellies Mon 04-Jul-11 22:28:35

Cycling shorts under his jods? I use made to measure from Goldfinch or contact Performance Equestrian both do fab riding tights in a good range of colours. I prefer Goldfinch smile

Disasterpiece Mon 04-Jul-11 22:39:30

I used to hack out with a man who put a sponge down his jods! grin

Ponyproblem Mon 04-Jul-11 23:05:18

grin Disaster the sponge idea is hilarious but might just work! I think I will try these ideas out in order of cost.

I am now wondering how I persuade a 6 year old boy that putting a sponge in his jods is a great idea and that he won't look stupid at all! hmm

Thanks everyone for posting your suggestions - keep them coming please!

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Tue 05-Jul-11 02:01:10

Have you tried a different type of saddle? A cub saddle or felt pad is a different shape from a normal saddle and might make a difference. (sorry, I was quite abrupt up thread, I was preoccupied, didnt mean to be offhand) smile

frostyfingers Tue 05-Jul-11 08:35:59

You could also try one of those saddle saver gel pad thingies that go on top of the saddle - not sure but I think endurance riders use them.

frostyfingers Tue 05-Jul-11 08:38:32

Here's one, there are probably loads of others.

Ponyproblem Tue 05-Jul-11 12:48:05

No worries Saggy I didn't feel you had been offhand. It is often hard to get the right tone with the written word. smile

I can't change the saddle as it is not our own pony, it is a variety of saddles on a variety of riding school ponies.

frosty I will ask his instructor if the pad is an option I could use on their saddles.

The majority of his discomfort is due to him leaning forward too much, especially during trot, although he is not dreadful. Until he improves his posture it is going to be a problem.

I wish you could all have seen his face this morning when I discussed the sponge down his jods idea with him grin

cedmonds Tue 05-Jul-11 18:42:52

Hi my mum sells them> They are an make from Italy. The only prob is they are adults only but a XS fits my very skinny 9 DN . If you are interested i can give u the details. I know a lot of the professional dressage male riders have them!!

UniS Sat 09-Jul-11 21:45:55

cycle shorts for small kids cost about 15-20 quid, would have to be ordered through a bike shop or on line. Boy age 5 has "polaris mini adventure shorts" size small

No idea what they are like on a pony saddle, they do a bang up job on bike saddles small and large. Boy was suffering abit when he rode teh tandem which has an adult saddle, shorts stop him getting rubbed by the edge of his pants leg hole IYSWIM.

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