I've been a little cautious lately and have been thinking that I may be to big for my horse..
What is a healthy size (weight) a horse can carry without causing harm?
I'm 5'7 and I wieght 155 pounds, my horse is a Arab/Saddlebred and is just shy of 15.1hh. He also is 6 years old and quite lean, he weights roughly 950 pounds.
I used to never think to much about this because my rides usually were only 45 minutes, but now he has moved to a new place and there is no arena to work in. Only millions of trails, which can become very hilly! I have a hard time finding a place for flat work... so my rides now are ALOT longer, about 1-2.5 hours.
Am I being to hard on my horse? Or am I just paranoid?
He doesnt seem to mind, but he's the kind of horse that sucks it up, and wont show signs of discomfort with anything. Please help!