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  • Are adults too big for 14.2 hands horse
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    09-17-2011, 07:20 AM
  #11
Foal
No worries! I own a 16.1 hand Tb.. he's pretty stocky and im around 200 pounds, he carries me fine.
     
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    09-17-2011, 07:25 AM
  #12
Green Broke
I would rather you ride my horse any day, over a stick who can't ride and is bouncing on my 15.1 hh tb's back!
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    09-17-2011, 12:48 PM
  #13
Foal
I weigh a little over 200 and my 14.2 finely built Arab has no problem-- for example I worked with her yesterday w/t/c, collection, extensions, w-c transitions and 2'3" jumps. It was approx 1.5 hours of riding at a fairly demanding pace. I got off, tired and a little sweaty while she pranced around and came no where near breaking a sweat. I was fully prepared to hand walk to her to cool out, but clearly, not really necessary. This is not particularly surprising given I've been overweight for the past 7 years and she has shown no particular strain with our normal work. She also has no sign of particular back problems or other strain associated with carrying too much weight. Given my history, I'd think you'd have no problem with this horse. I have heard the UK is particularly touchy on this issue, and that the 20% model is strictly followed. I think it's more of a societal stereotype but that's my opinion of course.

However, I will make one point that no one else has brought up: If you intend on competing on this horse, judges (in the US) do look at whether you look to large on your horse AESTHETICALLY. This doesn't mean whether the horse CAN carry you, but whether you look like a good match in height, weight, etc. If the issue is larger in the UK, you might find placing in classes difficult depending on your actual look on the horse. It's not fair or nice, but it happens a lot over here.

Good luck to you!
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    09-22-2011, 02:50 PM
  #14
Foal
Its official!! Im too heavy for the horse (aparently) I didnt even get a chance to try him out I had a phone call last night from his owner saying that she had spoken to someone (cant remember who she said) and they said it would be harmful for him to carry more than 10 stone..... im kinda angry... it makes me feel horrible and its not fair. In the end of the day it is her horse her choice but I really think its pathetic... thankyou everyone for your input on the thread ill just stick to looking for some stocky breed.... I do prefer stocky breeds but I think its unfair that it makes it harder for me to find a horse to ride.... sorry about the rant it just upset me a little.
Emma
     
    09-22-2011, 04:07 PM
  #15
Trained
It is quite ridiculous, think of the Grand National, the worlds greatest steeplechase, run over a course of 4 and a half miles, run at full racing gallop with 30 fences all above 4 feet high. Last time I checked this race was competed in by TB's and guess what, they can be handicapped up to 164 pounds. In fact poor Crisp carried a weight of 168 pounds and got beaten in that long run in by Red Rum, even after all these years I still have to cheer him home when I watch


Anyway, if a racehorse can carry that weight at speed, then you can see that 180 for a less competitive ride is quite realistic.

That said everyone of us is entitled to make decisions what our own horses can carry, and because we love them some people will err very much on the side of caution. Don't get down about it, 180 is a perfectly reasonable weight to ride at.
     
    09-22-2011, 08:00 PM
  #16
Trained
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Originally Posted by XxemmafuriaxX    
Its official!! Im too heavy for the horse (aparently) I didnt even get a chance to try him out I had a phone call last night from his owner saying that she had spoken to someone (cant remember who she said) and they said it would be harmful for him to carry more than 10 stone..... im kinda angry... it makes me feel horrible and its not fair. In the end of the day it is her horse her choice but I really think its pathetic... thankyou everyone for your input on the thread ill just stick to looking for some stocky breed.... I do prefer stocky breeds but I think its unfair that it makes it harder for me to find a horse to ride.... sorry about the rant it just upset me a little.
Emma
You didn't really wanted to ride her horse anyways. It was a feeble weakling if he couldn't pack around a mere 180 lbs. Gimpy thing probably would've tripped over a pebble and fell on you.
     
    10-01-2011, 09:43 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by XxemmafuriaxX    
Thankyou :) I don't think the owner is so much scared of hurting him, I think it is hammered into peoples brains over here in the uk .... when I was looking for a horse most ads would state *lightweight rider* or *rider no more than 10 stone*. The owner originaly stated she didnt want a rider of more than 11 stone and im about 12 1/2 stone... well see how it goes :)
There was an older thread from a rider in England who was 5'5" tall, 9-1/2 stone (133 lbs.), and afraid she was too big to ride a 14.2 hand horse. Wow! There is catty weight discrimination in the horse world here in the US for sure, but it sounds much worse in the UK. Absolutely no reason someone 180 lbs can't ride a TB. Hell, no reason for someone 180 lbs not to ride a 14.2 horse. And the fact that this issue seems to plague only women really irks me. There are 200 lb adult men riding horses all over the world and I never, ever hear them being shamed for their size.
     
    10-02-2011, 05:23 AM
  #18
Foal
Its soo frustrating and makes me really sad..... while I was living in spain I rode any horse I wanted when I wanted. Now im in england I can't even ride unless I pay the stupid prices for a lesson which im not really interested in. all of you that have riding as a part of your life try your best to never let yourself get into a situation where you can't ride even if you want to because its HORRIBLE! yes im over wieght but I would never get on a horse that I thought I ould cause any pain to but people can't understand that..... sorry for the 3rd rant but im still very upset about this whole subject.
     
    10-10-2011, 03:06 AM
  #19
Weanling
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Originally Posted by XxemmafuriaxX    
its soo frustrating and makes me really sad..... while I was living in spain I rode any horse I wanted when I wanted. Now im in england I can't even ride unless I pay the stupid prices for a lesson which im not really interested in. all of you that have riding as a part of your life try your best to never let yourself get into a situation where you can't ride even if you want to because its HORRIBLE! yes im over wieght but I would never get on a horse that I thought I ould cause any pain to but people can't understand that..... sorry for the 3rd rant but im still very upset about this whole subject.
WOW that is TERRIBLY UNFAIR!! You'd think that these ppl that have horses they want to lease out would be HAPPY to have a good rider wanting to exercise their horses and pay part of their bills.... it's CRAZY IMO to discount a 180lb woman from riding a HUGE TB!! I mean COME ON!
And like someone else said I've seem many many large men 200+ on small 14.2hh quarter horses and NOBODY seems to care. Why is it that We allow these skinny riders to play on our guilt??

I was slim when I rode as a kid and now i'm older about 240lb and I have a 17hh Warmblood who carried me NO problem. Sometimes ppl look at me when i'm riding in the road and I always thought they were just saying "Hey there is our neighbor riding her horse, nice lady.." but now I wonder ....
Jesus Christ look at that big ass lady on that poor horse :) lol he's ornery and well fed that sucker owes me a little fun now and then LOL....

I wished you lived by me I'd welcome you to come out and ride any time and I have 3 big horses 16.2hh to 17hh. We have a nice mounting block, trails and a really nice arena. Come on down girl you are always welcome at Wild Acre Farms.
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    10-10-2011, 02:04 PM
  #20
Foal
Wow I wish I lived near you that would be some much fun! Unfortunately im stuck in england where ill always be looked at like a whale haha!
     

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