First off, I am in general against riding minis and have advised people not to do this. But, I am wondering if it wold be good for my boy. Now, I have done my research before and realize that typicly it is not good for their backs and is not advised, especially if you are over 70 lbs so if ya'll say it's not good, then I won't. THe reason I am intrested in this is because I beleive it would be good for him. I want him to be comforatable in all sorts of situations and doing all different things. THat is part of the reason I got him into jumping. I beleive it would also be good excersise for him. He is somewhere around 9.2-10.2 hh and I am less than 100lbs. He is a very hefty boy and this would help him lose some weight and gain some muscle. I would not do this on a regular basis eighter, just 1-2 times a month for short periods of time and only at a walk, most likely no trotting unless I feel he can handle it and that no more than once a month. I sat on him last weekend just to see how he would take it and he showed no signs of discomfort, just annoyance. I would like to see this go away and he be happy to do whatever I ask of him(fat chance, LOL!). So what do you all think, is this safe?