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post #1 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question how to tell someone

how do you tell someone who's pretty big with a small horse that there way to big for there horse (100 - 150 pounds too big) and they ride a lot. someone who you like to ride with once in a while and who absolutely loves their horse.

The horse is getting sore and frustrated
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 09:44 PM
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I would rule out any OTHER reason for pain before saying anything. Saddle fit, chiro issues... What type of horse? Height? Build?

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 09:55 PM
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100-150 pounds TOO big? Do you have a 300 pound friend riding a 12hh Welsh pony?

I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 10:02 PM
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Horses can carry more than you may think especially if the rider can balance themselves. I only know of one rider where the weight cause pain and her instructor brought it to her attention. I agree with ruling everything else out and then honestly... I think it's probably not your place to mention it as that's a really tricky situation if it is the case.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-15-2010, 10:29 PM
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It is true that a balanced heavy rider is easier for a horse to carry than an unbalanced bean pole rider. I wouls also venture to guess that the person (girl?) is well aware of her size.
You could say, "Do you ever wish you had a bigger horse?" I mean embedded in some innocent conversation.
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