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        06-04-2010, 05:21 PM
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    Excuse my horrid eq. Those saddles sucked
         
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        06-04-2010, 05:30 PM
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    Green Broke
    Pictures are awesome!
         
        06-04-2010, 08:54 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    I don't see how ya can ride in jeans--I'd be slipping everywhere!
         
        06-04-2010, 10:42 PM
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    Originally Posted by xdrybonesxvalleyx    
    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
         
        06-04-2010, 10:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    I grip better with my jeans than I do breeches LOL
    I also have good balance
         
        06-04-2010, 10:50 PM
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    Green Broke
    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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        06-04-2010, 10:57 PM
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    Trained
    I think you look fine on your boy...
         
        06-04-2010, 11:47 PM
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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?)
         
        06-05-2010, 12:48 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Eolith    
    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
         
        06-05-2010, 10:41 AM
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    Originally Posted by kmacdougall    
    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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