Not A Plus Sized Rider.. But Looking For Some Help - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 37Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 11:46 AM
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 2,061
• Horses: 1
Eva, as we all mostly accept that the problem of weight carrying does not lie with the horse - rather it lies with the rider. Perhaps your friend is nervous of either getting up on the horse - or how she looks when she's on it.

Now if you could borrow for a couple of days a 16 hand, docile shire, with a shaggy mane and slow purpose full walk, then maybe you could call your friend's bluff.

If I were in your shoes I'd be querying your friend's motivation.
xxBarry Godden is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brazoria County, TX
Posts: 2,983
• Horses: 2
Hell, show her pictures of me riding and tell her if my fat butt is up on a horse, her's should be too!!! Hahaha.

I think bringing her to this forum, specifically this section and thread, would be a great way to show her that she CAN! It's also great excersize and good for confidence to be up on a horses back.

My sister weighs like 130 lbs, I weigh nearly twice that. I let her ride my mare one day and she commented on how Daisy probably felt as if no one was riding her. Laughing I told her that she'd probably prefer me up there because I wouldn't be flopping all around!

When In Doubt Let Your Horse Do The Thinkin
Quote:
Originally Posted by spookychick13
What Lone said.
Lonestar22 is offline  
post #13 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Great White North
Posts: 662
• Horses: 0
Well, I've been trying to get her on the forum, I think talking to riders who have dealt with the same problems, she's thinking about it.. We don't have Shires and big horses like that here where I am. Most of the horses here are Yukon- Mutt mixed breed horses..smaller, stocky and hardy for hunting and packing.
Evansk is offline  
post #14 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 02:21 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 10,262
• Horses: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evansk View Post
...... Most of the horses here are Yukon- Mutt mixed breed horses..smaller, stocky and hardy for ..... packing.

Remind her that the smallest thing thing with antlers that you would pack out up there in the Yukon probably weighs twice if not three times what she does and the horses handle it fine. Not only that, but it's much easier to carry living weight than 'dead' weight.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is online now  
post #15 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13,222
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barry Godden View Post

If I were in your shoes I'd be querying your friend's motivation.
Really? I have been in the friends shoes and I get where she is coming from, motivation is easier to come by if you can be convinced that yoy aren't going to damage a living being.

Not the same, but an insight into the working of a fat womans mind:

Last week DH and DS dusted off the wii fit and decided that we were going to all get back on the fitness trail. I refused to get on it.

a) My commitment to getting back to health and fitness started today, not last week.

b) Most important I know that the balance board with the wii has a weight limit, and I was convinced that I was going to get on and it was going to scream "GET OFF GET OFF, YOU ARE BREAKING ME"

This morning I eventually got brave and confronted those **** scales that have been collecting dust in the bathroom, Well guess what, I'm actually 20 pounds lighter than I thought and well within the capabilities of the wii, and when it comes to it, to riding my new horse, I don't think he's going to break after all.

The fat womans internal dialogue is a very complicated thing.
Golden Horse is offline  
post #16 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 03:10 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brazoria County, TX
Posts: 2,983
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
The fat womans internal dialogue is a very complicated thing.
Seriously. Lol.

Mine goes something along the lines of "Ugh, I'm gross, look at how I jiggle, time for a new diet!! Is that chocolate? I love chocolate! But it makes me jiggle. Some guys like jiggle right? One peice.....NO! You can barely mount your ****ed horse from the ground!!! It's not really the chocolates fault......"

When In Doubt Let Your Horse Do The Thinkin
Quote:
Originally Posted by spookychick13
What Lone said.
Lonestar22 is offline  
post #17 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13,222
• Horses: 2
try standing on one leg, behind a door, wearing a sock on your head, I hear it neutralizes calories.
DixieDarlin likes this.
Golden Horse is offline  
post #18 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 6,716
• Horses: 0
very funny

Country Woman

Country Woman is offline  
post #19 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brazoria County, TX
Posts: 2,983
• Horses: 2
Noooo, you just wanna make me look like an idiot!!! Hahahahaha! My dad and brother would be like "WTF are you doing?"

When In Doubt Let Your Horse Do The Thinkin
Quote:
Originally Posted by spookychick13
What Lone said.
Lonestar22 is offline  
post #20 of 41 Old 01-09-2012, 03:23 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13,222
• Horses: 2
Golden Horse is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
plus sized rider w/ plus sized feet >.< raisinandelana Plus Sized Riders 12 11-06-2011 11:43 AM
Winter boots: Mountain Horse Rimfrost Rider II vs Ice High Rider II kitten_Val Horse Riding 12 10-16-2011 02:07 PM
FS/T: Chetak cob sized bridle. QHDragon Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 08-17-2010 11:27 AM
Will a cob sized bridle be okay? AlyandPalominoBlondie Horse Tack and Equipment 7 07-19-2010 10:29 AM
Looking for Pony sized items Canopach01 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 10 02-28-2010 12:22 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome