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post #1 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone! I'm Brit and I just wanted to introduce myself :P, Im 19 years old and i've been riding since i was 10-anywho-I never had a weight problem until I broke my back last year on a hunter jumper course. (ouchies is right). Now Im 250lbs. Even though im back in the saddle again working with a 10 year old trakehner gelding I find my self loosing some confidence. Id really like some people to relate to or something =/!

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before accident:(hunt seat)

Before, before accident before weight started to pile up:
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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(Me at 250 lbs, I dont feel as if i look my weight-I know im broad and a good part of me is muscle because i worked at UPS for awhile xD)
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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also am i to heavy for him? (He is a little out of shape hay belly and all, his owner didn't ride him so im working with him now, via why he looks like a giraffe!) he is a 16.3 almost 17hh trakehner gelding
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post #4 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 12:47 AM
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He does not appear to be stressed in that photo.
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 12:59 AM
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Welcome to the board! And way to go getting back in the saddle! I think you and your horse look just fine.

"A rider who would trade partnership for obedience
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 08:56 AM
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I also don't think he looks stressed. I would love to see a pic side on, though!

I am so happy for you that you have recovered enough from your injury to ride comfortably. DO IT, sister!
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 03:02 PM
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Welcome! I think you look great and your horse is gorgeous.

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 03:14 PM
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Hi and welcome, glad to hear that you got over an accident like that and got back in the saddle, well done.

That looks like a really nice horse you are riding, and you look fine on him to me.
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 11:09 PM
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Ahhh Trakehner! My dream 'fancy' horse

I think you look quite well suited to him. He has a nice solid build, so I doubt carrying you bothers him.

You also really don't look your size!
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-24-2012, 11:13 PM
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I think you and the horse look GREAT! I commend you for having the courage to get back on!
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