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Horseback Riding with Boobs

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, we focus on the ladies who trot with tatas.  The research shows, 4 out of 10 female horse riders experience breast pain while in the saddle, according to Dr Jenny Burbage, of the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at England’s University of Portsmouth, and Lorna Cameron, an equine expert from Sparsholt College Hampshire.

“For female horse riders, breast pain, bra issues and having large breasts may be important concerns which have yet to be considered,” said Burbage, the lead author of the study and a member of Portsmouth’s Research Group in Breast Health. According to the Journal of Sports Sciences, breast pain was experienced most frequently during the sitting trot, and that 21 per cent of participants with symptoms reported that breast pain affected their horse riding performance.  “A correctly fitting bra for exercise is essential, as an incorrect fit can contribute to upper body musculoskeletal problems, poor posture and deep bra furrows in the shoulder causes pain. is particularly important for women with large breasts to wear a well-fitted and supportive bra, as insufficient support for large breasts can lead to upper body pain and poor posture, yet they are more likely to have an incorrect fit.”

And, a happy jockey leads to a happy horse.  

The 146th Kentucky Derby had been rescheduled for Sept. 5, 2020 due to the coronavirus delayed for the first time since World War II. But we will be celebrating with big hats, fascinators, mint julips and our Bloom Bras.  Just because we are home, does not mean that we can't have a wager.  Check out the Derby site to see how you can make virtual bets. 


We feel for our sisters of the stables who really do defy gravity.  According to a Sport England report, 90% of horse riders are female.  Finding the right sports bra which catches you on your way down is a challenge which is why we worked with to equestrians to make sure Bloom Bras would be the solution.