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post #21 of 63 Old 06-04-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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excuse my horrid eq. Those saddles sucked
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post #22 of 63 Old 06-04-2010, 04:30 PM
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I don't see how ya can ride in jeans--I'd be slipping everywhere!
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post #24 of 63 Old 06-04-2010, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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I don't see how ya can ride in jeans--I'd be slipping everywhere!
I grip better with my jeans than I do breeches LOL
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I grip better with my jeans than I do breeches LOL
I also have good balance
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post #26 of 63 Old 06-04-2010, 09:50 PM
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As a heavier rider myself, I feel comforted knowing I'm not alone.

I ride a 14.3 hand Mustang (John below), but he's built almost like a small draft horse. I LOVE his conformation because he is large boned and large hooved, but is still short enough for me to get on easily.

He seems to carry me fine, but I still worry about my weight and every extra piece of gear we carry (I trail ride him for 3-4 hours several days a week, in a western saddle). So I know all about the worry of how much weight is okay for him to carry. But honestly, he seems to do just fine so I try not to worry too much! And he gets breaks at the tops of hills and everytime we pass a nice pond he can get a drink and break if he wants it.

So have fun with your guy, you guys look great together!
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post #27 of 63 Old 06-04-2010, 09:57 PM
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I think you look fine on your boy...

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Your horse doesn't look like he's at all bothered so I think you're probably fine.

What I will say is that your english saddle is too small. The western one might be too but I can't be completely sure. I've always been told that you should be able to fit four fingers of one hand on the remaining length of the saddle. (Does that make any sense?)
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post #29 of 63 Old 06-04-2010, 11:48 PM
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What I will say is that your english saddle is too small. The western one might be too but I can't be completely sure. I've always been told that you should be able to fit four fingers of one hand on the remaining length of the saddle. (Does that make any sense?)
I think she got a new one

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post #30 of 63 Old 06-05-2010, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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I think she got a new one

I did! It fits MUCH better. The western may be a little small but it feels fine which is all that counts. I used the seat size rule so the western is fine
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