Today I took my younger sister up to the barn. After her lesson and some playing with my pony, we were on the far side of the property and we were about to go back.
I had walked over while she rode because I have longer legs! Haha
At the time, I was on my mare. I felt bad having my little sister walk back, so I let her get on with me. I ride english, and my sister sat behind the saddle.
My sister is a skinny thing, all muscle and not very tall.
The point of this post is that I was wondering how bad riding double is, and if a horse can take it?
My mare is a decent size. 15.3hh with a long back (which brought up my thoughts)
She showed no pain or unwillingness to move, but she's also not a drama queen.
I'm not going to be riding double, this was just because it was easier and I felt like doing it.
Is it bad for a horse with a long back to have an extra person?
I know that the spot behind the saddle can be very sensitive? (I was told their kidneys are there. No?)