Am I too Big For This horse?

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    12-24-2011, 01:11 AM
Am I too Big For This horse?

I know We're running on grass...I'm sorry. But am I too Big for him?
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    12-24-2011, 01:13 AM
Not too big but you would look better on a taller horse.
    12-24-2011, 01:18 AM
I don't think you look bad at all! I actually think you two look good together :)
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    12-24-2011, 01:20 AM
Looks okay to me.
    12-24-2011, 01:20 AM
Okay thanks! And yes he's just my backup horse, just thought I'd ask tho Thanks!
    12-24-2011, 06:00 PM
Green Broke
Naw, you guys look fine! Why is running on grass bad? I do it all the time. It's half of XC...
    12-24-2011, 06:13 PM
VanillaBean, running on grass for barrels is just ASKING for your horse to slip and fall. I'm guilty of doing it too but definitely wouldn't think of asking for a hug exertion from the barrel horses and I wouldn't ride a clumsy one out there.
    12-24-2011, 06:16 PM
Green Broke
I'm also clueless as to why running on grass is bad. Its the only place we have to run around here unless you want to on the pavement. I think the grass is much safer for their legs. ETA - Oh for barrels - never mind!

As to size - you look fine. Proportions are fine for Western and he looks to be handling you just fine. Now if you were trying for the "look" of English/Dressage - which I doubt you are - then you would want a taller horse.
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    12-24-2011, 06:16 PM
You look fine on that horse. Nothing to worry about!

Originally Posted by Cat    
Now if you were trying for the "look" of English/Dressage - which I doubt you are - then you would want a taller horse.
I disagree.. If he did dressage, he'd be fine. Hunters would require shorter stirrups and jumping too. He could (if he wanted to) manage English just fine. The trend is taller horses though, but honestly shorter ones can do English just as well :P
    12-24-2011, 06:25 PM
You look fine, and while Bigger is Better has been the trend for the last 20 years, more and more people are discovering how much easier a smaller horse is to ride. I think we'll be seeing things coming around full circle here in the next few years.

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