That's right, pads will be a lot messier, I would use a tampon. If you don't know how to use one then you could ask a friend, older sister, preferably a female that you are comfortable talking with about it. You won't feel anything really if you put it in right! GOod Luck!
Ok tampons can be mega uncomfortable while riding! They tend to slip down out of place and rub against your opening. I always use them though and I just change them right before I ride so they won't move around as much.Can I ride horses and shower on my period?
Tampons are best. I use either when I ride my horse though.How to make your period late?