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post #1 of 12 Old 05-21-2008, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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hi im looking to buy a horse but iv been told that im to heavey to ride a horse i weigh 11st 13 pound could you please tell me what the wight should be
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-23-2008, 01:32 PM
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What is your weight in US lbs? I can give you a better idea that way :) Anything more than 200 lbs. in US pounds and you're possibly running into a problem.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-23-2008, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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hi i could not tell you how much i weigh in us pounds as i never done it like that befor so how could i do it
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post #4 of 12 Old 05-23-2008, 02:10 PM
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US pounds would help alot since I'm not familiar with any other.

Even if you are heavy there are always the drafts which can hold more than a regular sized horse.

If I looked it up correctly...you weight 166 pounds in US weight...you aren't too heavy for a horse...you might want to stay away from ponies, but a good sized horse will have no problem carrying you
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-23-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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thank you you are very kind how many horses do you have iv always wanted a horse since i was a little girl thank you very much for your help
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-23-2008, 02:21 PM
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I only have one, sadly...maybe I'll get another one sometime, but not anytime soon...I'm only working part time so I can only afford one.

I wanted a horse when I was younger...and then after that I didn't like them...and just now I love them hehe.

I hope you find a great horse!!
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-23-2008, 05:14 PM
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Yeah 166 lbs is not bad at all. I'm 172 and ride confortably without worrying about injuring my horses!
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-24-2008, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for helping me
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-24-2008, 07:13 AM
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I've been told that, in general, a horse can carry 1/4 to 1/3 their weight.
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post #10 of 12 Old 05-24-2008, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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cool i carnt wait
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