Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
BTW - my back gets sore every time I plant a tree with my friends Mr Pick & Mr Shovel, or when I haul around railroad ties. Doesn't mean I don't or won't do it, just that I may take the next day off.
BTW - my 650ish mustang pony has carried my 175 lbs plus saddle a number of times. He does adjust his stride to do it, but he has also galloped with me and not even breathed hard afterward. A thinking adult can see if the horse is acting sore or tired after a ride, and adjust as needed. With little Cowboy, I've never seen him act tired or reluctant at the end of a ride with me. But of course, I don't ride him for 10 hours straight or 6 days in a row...
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)