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    01-09-2012, 11:46 AM
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.
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    01-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Green Broke
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!
    01-09-2012, 12:15 PM
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.
    01-09-2012, 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by Evansk    
...... 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.
    01-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Originally Posted by Barry Godden    

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.
    01-09-2012, 03:10 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
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......"
    01-09-2012, 03:16 PM
try standing on one leg, behind a door, wearing a sock on your head, I hear it neutralizes calories.
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    01-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Very funny
    01-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Green Broke
Noooo, you just wanna make me look like an idiot!!! Hahahahaha! My dad and brother would be like "WTF are you doing?"
    01-09-2012, 03:23 PM
Foiled again

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