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

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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.

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.

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

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...

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

Big knickers and heather Moffat seat saver.

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

if only saggy!

i rode a different horse today - a big big lad over 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!

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.

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

Ooer!! Lol!

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

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

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

Intrigued Saggy!!

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

Heather Moffat!!!

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 23:52:54

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....

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.

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 hoping things may change from now on!

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