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    10-10-2012, 01:45 PM
  #11
Foal
I really mean it!
     
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    10-10-2012, 10:24 PM
  #12
Trained
I won't guess, because I haven't a clue, but it's not a guess when I say your horse can carry you with absolutely no problem, great pics!
     
    10-10-2012, 10:26 PM
  #13
Weanling
And Im not guessing because I am a bit biased in that I have read almost all her blog posts XD <3
     
    10-11-2012, 02:57 AM
  #14
Foal
I would guess around 14stone and would agree you look great on your horse!
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    10-11-2012, 08:36 AM
  #15
Foal
That's flattering. But you are off by about 4 stone. I recently published my weight (and clothing size!) on my blog. I would be over the moon if I only weighed 14 stone!

Here's another one! Guess how much this HORSE weighs!
     
    10-11-2012, 03:25 PM
  #16
Foal
I'm not sure of weight of horse but I personally wouldn't like it to carry more than 13 stone excluding tack :)
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    10-11-2012, 03:31 PM
  #17
Green Broke
*drool* he looks like maybe the same build as charlie...but a little shorter...
And charlie is 1300lbs so im going to guess in between 1200-1300lbs
     
    10-11-2012, 03:59 PM
  #18
Foal
She died about a month after this photo was taken and was weighed, ON A SCALE, not with a tape, in her necropsy at 1290... which would mean that following the 20% rule, she could carry up to 258lbs... which is equivalent to about 18 stone.

I AM getting at a point here, not just playing a guessing game.

You can't look at a person and or horse and make the judgement call one way or the other, whether the horse "appears" to be in distress or not. Some horses are much more stoic than others and if their rider surpassed the "20% rule" (which I kind of call bollocks on anyways, unless you have WEIGHED your horse with something besides a deceiving weight tape!). Someone might LOOK 250lbs and actually weigh less based on their body structure, or somebody might LOOK like they weigh 14 stone (again, thanks for the compliment) but actually weigh 250lbs. Then you look at the horse - I would never have guessed my mare to be 1290lbs, and to be honest, I am not sure what she taped at (but in my experience, they are not all that accurate). Without the numbers in hard, cold fact - can you really make the call fairly?

This is the same reason why while I don't have a problem with stables with rider weight limits, I DO have a problem when the way that they "weigh" the rider is by what their EYE tells them the rider weighs.

I really think you need to look at each horse and each rider individually with consideration for all factors beyond the weight of the horse and weight of the rider + tack. Experience, conformation (of both horse AND rider), fitness (of both horse AND rider), etc.
     
    10-11-2012, 04:09 PM
  #19
Green Broke
I just want to say...im super proud of myself for calling that horses weight while only being able to see about an inch of the picture at a time!

But back on topic...im completely derp about "stones" weight that yall keep measuring....any way you can spell it out for me? Haha
     
    10-11-2012, 04:11 PM
  #20
Green Broke
I weigh 115-127 at any given time. I have ridden everything from 11.2 hh ponies to 16.3 h thoroughbreds the ponies had absolutely no problem, but then again they were physically fit and I rode them bareback. Currently I ride my trainers 14.1 hand gelding who is very thick and has absolutely zero problems holding me or my trainer. Also I ride western.
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