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post #11 of 51 Old 08-18-2013, 12:58 PM
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Western saddles do have better weight distribution. Someone posted on the forum the pounds per square inch for both western and English. It was dramatic. Wish I could remember what it is.....
But whatever style, you don't want it sitting on the withers.
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post #12 of 51 Old 08-18-2013, 01:09 PM
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I'm not being rude but I think half of the problem in those photos are your breasts! You don't look too big but you're rather top heavy (you lucky cow lol)
OK I shouldn't laugh, but when it comes to it weight is weight, doesn't change the load the horse is carrying!

Two thoughts though:

I am all over big, and I have to say I was horrified at the first dressage video I saw of me, taped from C, and the trot down centre line towards the camera, well all I could see was breasts

Second thought, I have a riding buddy, same age, height and weight as me, but she carries a lot of weight on her breasts, I think she looks great on her little Morgan, because she is smaller than me in most areas, and when she straps the girls up well, she looks much better than I do...jealous.

OP, better to ask the people who know you and can watch you and your horse in real life how you two are suited, so difficult to tell from still pics, especially the angles you have given us.
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post #13 of 51 Old 08-18-2013, 01:32 PM
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These people who said you were too big for the horse, were they experienced horse people? Or horse people at all?

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I don't think you are too big. I agree with others on the saddle fit. The saddle looks too small for you. When you have a too small English saddle a lot of your weight is on and/or behind the cantle of the saddle, putting a lot of pressure where there is no support.
Side photos would be better to see, but I think you need a bigger saddle or a different style of saddle that fits your body type and a better saddle pad.

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OK I shouldn't laugh, but when it comes to it weight is weight, doesn't change the load the horse is carrying!

Two thoughts though:

I am all over big, and I have to say I was horrified at the first dressage video I saw of me, taped from C, and the trot down centre line towards the camera, well all I could see was breasts

Second thought, I have a riding buddy, same age, height and weight as me, but she carries a lot of weight on her breasts, I think she looks great on her little Morgan, because she is smaller than me in most areas, and when she straps the girls up well, she looks much better than I do...jealous.

OP, better to ask the people who know you and can watch you and your horse in real life how you two are suited, so difficult to tell from still pics, especially the angles you have given us.
Ugh, I know I am all boob. I hate it. :(
Every time I look at the pics I sigh! I can't wait til I get some of this fluff off.

Oh, and I posted more pics.
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These people who said you were too big for the horse, were they experienced horse people? Or horse people at all?
No, they aren't horse people at all, but it made me self conscious.
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I don't think you are too big. I agree with others on the saddle fit. The saddle looks too small for you. When you have a too small English saddle a lot of your weight is on and/or behind the cantle of the saddle, putting a lot of pressure where there is no support.
Side photos would be better to see, but I think you need a bigger saddle or a different style of saddle that fits your body type and a better saddle pad.
It's the largest English saddle they have at the stable. I will be buying my own soon, but right now it's all I have to work with. I just hope I don't hurt my sweet boy in the meantime though.
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Western saddles do have better weight distribution. Someone posted on the forum the pounds per square inch for both western and English. It was dramatic. Wish I could remember what it is.....
But whatever style, you don't want it sitting on the withers.
Nice pony, by the way.
I ride both English and Western. Mostly Western, but I am trying to break into English. I put up some pics of me riding western today. And thanks :)
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