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post #21 of 50 Old 12-16-2011, 09:50 PM
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I have a big butt and big thighs my sisters and daughter have the same
family trait lol

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post #22 of 50 Old 01-17-2012, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kiwigirl View Post
Ok, I have done the maths. Your bum is not as big as the bum of your horse, so NO, not too big to be riding. My bum is almost as big as the butt of my horse (and she is 3/4 draft!!) and I still ride.
This is the theory I go by!! Even though my cobs bum is just a little bigger than mine! Hehe
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post #23 of 50 Old 01-17-2012, 05:31 AM
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You have the same body shape and size as me by the look of it and the ppl here gave me reassurance that I'm not too big to ride a smaller horse!
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post #24 of 50 Old 01-17-2012, 11:40 AM
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I just need to get in shape

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post #25 of 50 Old 01-17-2012, 12:44 PM
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You just need to stop worrying about it. It's my 2012 resolution!

I eat healthy, go to the gym 3 times a week, used to ride 2-4 times a week (no horse atm) and still stay the same size.
I used to do 8 hours a week of martial arts and that made no difference either!

So my 2012 resolution is to be happy that I'm healthy and fit and that I am doing all I can to stay that way (except those jelly babies I had at work today..)

Be happy, you look lovely and hold yourself well :)
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post #26 of 50 Old 01-17-2012, 12:46 PM
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NO WAY are you too fat to ride! Don't be silly, girlfriend.

If you want to assure yourself, a rule of thumb that is pretty honest is the 20% rule. A sound horse can carry 20% of their body weight in tack and ride with no issues. They can carry 25-30% with more effort. Some horses show little change while carrying 25% and some horses may become extremely winded and experience some straining. It Depends on the horse. Some can carry more, some less.

SO....if your sound horse weighs 1000lbs they are said to be able to carry 200lbs of tack and rider with ease.

Hope that helps!
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post #27 of 50 Old 01-18-2012, 01:13 AM
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I'm new here but absolutely not.. If you think your too big I'd hate to see what people said about me
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post #28 of 50 Old 01-18-2012, 02:13 PM
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I don't think you are too big either. I think you look quite nice. I have often worried about it too. I have never been small, even when I was showing full time. I am trying to except who I am. I am super healthy (healthier than most "skinny" people I know), and strong (I've been known to carry 2 50 lb bags of feed to the barn at the same time ) My husband thinks I am the hottest thing going, and my horse doesn't grunt and fall over when I get on him, so I say I'm all good!!!

Try not to worry about those skinny girls....I use to beat the pants off of those skinny girls when I was in the show ring!!! Literally.....I would beat them until their pants fell off........jk......or am I?
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post #29 of 50 Old 01-23-2012, 12:30 AM
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You look fine for riding :) In fact, I had to take a double take that you didn't have my horse there with you haha

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post #30 of 50 Old 01-29-2012, 12:55 PM
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Everyone is beautiful no matter what the outside looks like :) Just remember that ladies!
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