Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Montana - Estados Unidos De Americana
Weight limit for Jumping?
Even though I ride western I am posting this here, the question I have is I am 6'1" and about 260 lbs. If I am on a trail ride I can see having 50-60 lbs of saddle, another 30-40 lbs of bed roll and saddle bags, my canteen, My rifle and pistol are a few more lbs. So we are looking at possibly 360+ lbs on my horses back.
I was thinking if I had to get over a downed tree or something it would be handy to be able to jump it, but I am concerned that this is too much weight to have on a horses back when jumping.
I have seen a lot of horses in such getup's jumped in movies, but my much smaller riders than myself.
Thus my question is, is this too much weight to jump a horse with, or how would I go about telling if it is?
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