Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
I'm confused (nothing new) but reading this it does NOT sound like it was a study where they tested to see the effects of weight on a horse. There are not testing mechanisms for muscle or joint wear, or other testing parameters to monitor how the horse is fairing under the stress of the rider's weight.
Rather they had pre-set standards (under 10% ideal, 10-15% satisfactory, over 15% detrimental) with no indication on where they got those numbers. Then they took a random group and the "study" consisted of figuring out who fell in what range for their current mounts. Nothing more than a numbers game and a total BS study.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!