There are all sorts of animal roleplay. Puppy play and cat play are extremely common (both of those animals have a curiosity to them that translates well to games of pretend), but pony play seems to be the most popular act.The practice is exceptionally popular in BDSM culture and there are groups of people who are interested in no other aspects of the life other than animal roleplay. It’s used as a form of humiliation or subjugation in some cases. In others, it can be a way to show off the partner to a group of people or as part of an imagined show.
Pony play, contrary to popular belief and what some cheap fetish dating sites might lead you to believe, doesn’t have to have a connection with bestiality. It’s simply a way to add another element of make-believe and pretend to your play. If you choose, it doesn’t even have to be sexual.
Types of Ponies
There are typically three types of human ponies, and if you decide to dive into the scene, you’ll encounter many different types of people. There are some fetishists who are only interested in playing as one of the pony types and others who are interested in alternating between them. There are cart ponies, riding ponies and show ponies and there are exciting sides to all three.
If you have a particular fetish and you are confident about including it in your life then you have to come out and accept it. Learn how to express your fetishes. Are You Covering Up? Kink Coming Out Day and Fetish Tips with working strategies are there to help you out. Unfortunately there’s no physical fetish manual out there, so you’ll have to be open to having things explained and taught to you in detail when you become involved with the culture. For now, let this serve as a fetish manual so you have a basic idea of what you might be getting into.
The idea of cart ponies is as exactly as it sounds. The human pony pulls their partner in a sulky, which is a small cart with two wheels that’s easy to pull. These human ponies may be as dressed or undressed as they wish (it’s a personal comfort level that depends on what scene they’re setting), but will typically have reins or maybe a bit to help enhance the feelings associated with the scene. Riding ponies, on the other hand, are human ponies that prefer not to pull a cart with their partner in it.Instead, they have their partner ride on their back. The third type of human ponies is show ponies. They wear elaborate costuming (called tack in the human pony culture just as it is with show horses) and show off a strict sense of discipline instilled by their partner.
Some people prefer to only act as one, some prefer all three.It should be easy to find what you’re looking for on any fetish dating sites.
Harnesses are the most popular piece of tack in a lot of BDSM play, and it’s true for pony play as well. Although play can be done with all three pony types with only imagination and the right scenarios accompanied by no tack at all, the tack is considered a crucial part of the play for many human ponies and their partners. Harnesses, along with bits, bridles, collars, reins and saddles are easily purchased through specialty alternative interest stores online.They can also sometimes be found in sex shops.
Some ponies also like to have hand guards and boots to enhance their appearance as ponies. Although they don’t enhance the appearance or help set the scene, knee pads are recommended by most pony play enthusiasts because it makes it more comfortable and easier on the knees.
As with any kinky sexual practice it’s very important to be safe at all times. This ranges from the tack the partners are using, to having a safe word and knowing hard limits and comfort levels to making sure that the partner does not hurt their human pony in any way. Let this serve as your fetish manual and make sure you’re always playing it safe.
One of the most important things to remember is your human pony’s limitations. If your human pony prefers to be a riding pony, it’s always important to remember that, for most people, their backs aren’t strong enough to support the weight of an adult. Unfortunately that’s a mistake we’ve all made at some point, and it’s easily avoided. If you’re riding your human pony, keep a lot of your weight supported on your own legs so you’re not stressing their back out too much. It keeps things comfortable, safe, and fun.
Another way to stay safe is to make sure the tack your ponies are wearing is kept clean at all times. It should be stored in a clean, dry location with no extreme temperatures and should never be put away wet. It should be wiped with clean cloths and antibacterial soap (or a special cleaner if the material requires it) to make sure no bodily fluids are left on it. Never put it away wet. Being kept somewhere hot and wet is the quickest way for bacteria to grow and build up on the tack your ponies are using.It will be not only disgusting but also dangerous to them if they use it. Keep your ponies safe by keeping their tack safe as well.
Additionally, if you have multiple ponies you’re playing with, certain pieces of their tack, like bits or any gear that’s near the genitals, shouldn’t be shared. Things like reins and plumes for dressage ponies are all right to share, but it isn’t a good idea to share other things.
Why You Might Enjoy It
It’s roleplaying to the extreme. If you enjoy roleplaying in any way, then there’s a very real possibility that you’d enjoy pony play if you tried it. Once the incorrect belief that it’s related to bestiality is dispelled, many open their minds to the practice and try it. For a Dom, having a sub that also prefers to be a human pony is good because you can dictate what they should do and train them. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to do that, though. Pony play doesn’t always have to be about the dominance and submission aspect. Sometimes it’s just extreme roleplaying, and isn’t even sexual for a specific scene.
Pony play is also enjoyable because it’s a kink that isn’t gender-specific. Men and women alike can be ponies or any type of partner for their pony and that alone interests a lot of people. The idea of dispelling gender roles and getting to be someone completely different for a period of time is very alluring to a lot of people. Additionally, if you or your partner likes showing off, having one of you act as a dressage human pony and parade around in front of the other could be very enjoyable. If the two of you are part of a group, many human ponies also enjoy being shown off to their owner’s friends.
Since it doesn’t always have to be inherently sexual, there’s no worry about feeling pressured to have sex with any of those people if you just want to be an exhibitionist. There’s no limit to what you can do when you open your mind to this kink.