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    07-21-2009, 11:15 PM
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Rider Weight?

Is there a rule of thumb for determining how much weight any particular horse can carry? Not a maximum weight, rather, a safe comfortable weight.
     
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    07-21-2009, 11:20 PM
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The cavalry used 20% of the horse's weight if the horse was at a healthy weight. This is very general and some horses can carry more easily and some may not be able to do that much due to conformation or fitness.
     

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