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post #1 of 14 Old 03-14-2010, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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what is to big for a 1200 lb twh

I weight 300 lbs is my horse too small [ he was riden every day until his owner died last spring. He's 16 hands
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-14-2010, 10:47 PM
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so it sezs if I ride short distances I can ride but can I run him short distances
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post #4 of 14 Old 03-14-2010, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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I just don't want to hurt her
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post #5 of 14 Old 03-14-2010, 11:57 PM
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If it only says you can ride at short distances I would say no running. I noticed in your other post that you are losing weight, but until you have reached a size that is a little easier to carry I would stay away from running.

*sorry if I sound mean. I definitely do not mean it to be that way at all.
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post #6 of 14 Old 03-15-2010, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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you didn't hold the spoon to my mouth lol no I don't need to run her ,or even want to run her ,but if she does I don't want to ruin her
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-15-2010, 12:23 AM
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If she tries to run then just stop her like you would any other horse that breaks gait. It's not a huge deal as long as you're not trying to push her to run or anything.
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post #8 of 14 Old 03-15-2010, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks smooth trails its always been diffacult to do things being big.i found something I like to do ,don't want to ruin my sweetys
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I am 6'8" and pretty close to 300 myself and I find that if I condition my horses and I don't try to ride one hard day after day my size has little effect on them. It also has alot to do with how well you ride. If you flop around like a bag of potatoes you will wear out and sore your horse faster. If you ride a quality saddle with quality pads and you ride well then you should be fine. Pay attention to your horse and let the horse tell you when it is struggleing.

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post #10 of 14 Old 03-15-2010, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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I can ride ok had back last oct so im stiff still but I don't ride more than 1 to 2 hours a day 3or 4 times a week I havent rode since the surgary
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