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        08-21-2013, 10:55 PM
      #11
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by RunningFree96    
    Bsms it's great to see another person riding with only a halter and lead rope! It isn't very common where I'm from so people think I'm nuts when they see me doing it!
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    In all honesty, I don't ride like that much any more. It works OK with Trooper, who doesn't care what you put in his mouth or on his face...he's there to get the job done. He's just a darn good horse, which is why my youngest daughter adores him and won't ride any other horse. As far as I'm concerned, a smallish horse who takes care of his rider is worth his weight in gold!

    But most of my rides are on Mia, an Arabian mare who will blow thru a bitless bridle, ignore a snaffle when excited, but pays attention and gives in to a curb bit. The last time I rode her in a rope halter, I ended up removing a lot of the hair on her face trying to keep her from hurting herself and me. In a curb bit, she is not only more obedient, but you can feel the relaxation go all the way thru her back.

    But yes, when a horse will get the job done in a bitless halter, its nice. Very nice. I don't see them very often where I live, either.
         
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        08-22-2013, 12:58 AM
      #12
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RunningFree96    
    He has just turned five
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    He may grow a little, but even if he doesn't you look fine on him.
         
        08-22-2013, 01:03 AM
      #13
    Banned
    He's fine. You just have to tuck up your heels a little to connect.
         
        08-22-2013, 03:41 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    He looks fine to me too :). I agree with the person who said he looks happy, his ears are pricked and he doesn't look like he's having any problems carrying you.
         
        08-22-2013, 04:22 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Your fine. I ride an arab that is quite narrow and around 14.3hh, and I am significantly...curvier than you. I worried about her being too small at first, but she packs me as well as my BO's 16.2hh, 1500 gelding, and can go all day.

    You'll just have to get used to the size
         
        08-22-2013, 04:54 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I laughed a little bit that you are even asking when I scrolled down the picture, you look perfectly fine on him!
         
        08-22-2013, 07:19 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Thanks guys. I was worried more about my length of leg on him, but it seems to me that it's just a matter of me getting used to him :)
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        08-22-2013, 07:25 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I can sympathize with the leg issue, but I really think that it's just something to get used to. I have shortish legs, and I started riding on very large horses that were tremendously wide. It took many, many months to get used to a normal sized horse. My current mare still feels a smidge small to me, I would prefer a larger rib cage, but every other way she is perfect, so I deal with it. I joke with people all the time that I went from riding a rain barrel(draft cross) to sitting on the wrong edge of a 2x4 lol.
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        08-24-2013, 07:47 PM
      #19
    Foal
    i think

    I think you look great on him it might be because your bareback!
         
        08-25-2013, 04:54 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I rode her quite a bit this summer. She's 12.3hh and around 650lbs. She carries me just fine. Granted, I'm a tiny person, but you are probably the same size I am.



    How big I look on her bareback
    Cat and bsms like this.
         

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