And she has an arab/haflinger-cross. The horse is 7 years old, and now has injuries in it's front leg and a sore back.
She claims that the horse is crazywild because it bucks(or tries to) whenever she sits a trot, and tries
To get away when she puts her weight in the stirrup to get up. She also claims that he's a bad jumper
Because he struggles to jump higher than 1.6 feet. She can't sit a trot without bumping around, and as if
That isn't enough the saddle is also way too small for her butt. Half her butt actually hangs over the back
Of the seat, but she can't get a bigger saddle because the horses back is too short. She had a saddle-expert come
Out to check the saddlefit, because he had this sore back, and she was told to highly consider getting a shorter
Saddle. So here we have a tiny horse carrying around a poor fitted saddle and 260 lbs woman.
Now the saddest part is that she is going to have this beautiful horse put down, because of all of the above.
Even worse is, she is considering buying a purebred arabian instead! Not once have she considered that
The issues this horse have, is because of her weight. I know her horse from the previous owner and he
Was the sweetest and most well-behaved horse, he was never sick or injured. He was also a pretty good jumper,
Considering his age. It breaks my heart to see this horse ruined and soon to be put down, and I can't bear to
See a new horse go trough the same thing, just because SHE enjoys riding.
What am I going to do? I know it's not my problem, but my consciousness just won't let me stand there and watch another
Even slimmer horse get ruined. Nothing wrong with calling a thin girl thin, or telling the long-legged girl that
She's too big for that shetland pony, but calling a fat person fat is taboo. Why? In a sport where living creatures
Are carrying around our weight, shouldn't we be a little selfconscious about our weight?
Contacting the owner of the new horse she's buying isn't going to help either. She's probably going to do what she did
Buying her last horse; tell the owner that the horse is for her daughter, and trail riding for herself one or two
Times a month. Sadly the reality is that she does dressage 4 times a week and jumping 1-2 times.