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Is it about the horse or about the liability??

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        03-01-2012, 04:20 PM
      #11
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    Agreed with most of the above. I worked 2 years on a trail riding farm, and it is the horses. Some just simply cannot be expected to carry the weight of some people, especially since we tacked up at 5AM, and didn't get the saddles back off until around 6 that evening. Even with rotating horses, doing this six to five days a week is a lot of work.
    However we had larger draft and stocky QH's on the line for the bigger riders, but we still had to be careful about who we booked so that the thinner built horses didn't have to overload.

    Farm liabilities (riding farms) usually cover everyone; because lets face it, people fall off. You can try to avoid it all you want, but someone is going to hit the ground eventually. However good trail horses are hard to find, the ones needed where you can throw anyone up and they take care of you... so of course you don't want to ruin that horse by overburdening them and breaking them down WAY before they should. It's just good horse sense.

    Horses and riders are matched up on these agendas:

    How well we think they'd work together.

    How well the horse can carry (comfortably, if possible) the rider.

    And what the rider expects from their ride. (We had spunky horses, quiet deadbroke horses, ect. It was a giant puzzle to put together every day)

    If you have trouble finding a lesson barn that will accept you; invest in your own horse that can comfortably carry you and take lessons on it. Really, expecting any horse to break its back just because someone wants to play around on it is selfish, and I wouldn't have it. No one over 180 is allowed on my mare; period.
         
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        03-01-2012, 04:22 PM
      #12
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    Scout, learning takes LOTS of time and efforts. I know some very good riders, and they still take a trainer to check on particular horse. Simply because you can miss something, or fall in love and just be silly, etc. Also I haven't seen people turned down from the sale only because of the weight.
         
        03-01-2012, 04:22 PM
      #13
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    Maybe there is more then your weight that is a problem. You are only ~45lb heavier then me and my horse can ride double all day long so it isn't necessarily a weight thing.
         
        03-01-2012, 04:26 PM
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    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    Maybe there is more then your weight that is a problem. You are only ~45lb heavier then me and my horse can ride double all day long so it isn't necessarily a weight thing.
    ?? Know maybe so I guess.. must be all me.. my fault I can't make the 150 limit at the barn around me.. everytime I did ride I got a lot of compliments from people.. I am aware of my size and all.. but I guess its just me.. must be the only person my size who has trouble finding something.. Im not saying I would ride a pony.. I know I need a size appropriate horse.. but being mocked for wanting to learn really makes me want to keep looking
         
        03-01-2012, 04:28 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by gingerscout    
    my fault I can't make the 150 limit at the barn around me..
    I'm sorry, but I'm having very hard time to believe the limit is 150. Almost every man I know is over that limit, and many females are too. Still noone has problem to take lessons or even lease the horse.
         
        03-01-2012, 04:28 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by gingerscout    
    ?? Know maybe so I guess.. must be all me.. my fault I can't make the 150 limit at the barn around me.. everytime I did ride I got a lot of compliments from people.. I am aware of my size and all.. but I guess its just me.. must be the only person my size who has trouble finding something.. Im not saying I would ride a pony.. I know I need a size appropriate horse.. but being mocked for wanting to learn really makes me want to keep looking
    Find another barn or join a riding club. I wouldn't want to ride there anyway if they are mocking you for the way you look.
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        03-01-2012, 04:31 PM
      #17
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    I'm sorry, but I'm having very hard time to believe the limit is 150. Almost every man I know is over that limit, and many females are too. Still noone has problem to take lessons or even lease the horse.
    Then I couldn't ride there or any of my riding partners. Sorry, I don't buy it.
         
        03-01-2012, 04:34 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Ok im done here.. unsubscribing from this thread.. don't need to feel like everyone thinks im some sort of ****** all day
         
        03-01-2012, 04:37 PM
      #19
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    Originally Posted by gingerscout    
    ok im done here.. unsubscribing from this thread.. don't need to feel like everyone thinks im some sort of ****** all day
    It appeared to me people here were trying to help you by giving advice... but okay.
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        03-01-2012, 04:56 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I think a lot of barns have a weight limit now in a way for liability issues, but not the way you think.

    Check out this

    Jessica Jahiel's HORSE-SENSE Newsletter Archives
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