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post #41 of 47 Old 04-21-2012, 11:41 AM
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OK .. I apologize in advance for not reading the entire thread because I couldn't get past this.

When I was GROSSLY thin .. I weighed 128.

I don't consider myself a plus size at 170.... eeeeeek. Maybe I'm just in denial ... lol .. but my Arabian carries me like I'm NOTHING ....

Ridiculous..

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Yep, when I was a grossly thing fanatic in a size four I weighed 135, im 5'8".
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post #42 of 47 Old 04-25-2012, 12:42 AM
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Ok I weigh about 271 and losing after finding out I'm diabetic and eating right. I ride a 15-15.2 hand paint gelding and he's perfectly fine with me!!! My friend who is 6'5" and 280 rides him also with no problems. By the way, my horse is barefoot sound and passes every vet check (I do twice a year because I am concerned about him handling my weight).


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post #43 of 47 Old 04-26-2012, 04:06 PM
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I think it does depend on the horse to an extent, but I find it very odd that they put a 120lb weight limit out there in general, you'd have to have a very tiny horse or a very sickly horse (and I'd then question if it should be ridden at all by a student at that point; because even a hundred pounds on the back of a horse with spinal issues isn't a good thing.).

When I was constantly riding my POA/Arab crosses who are just over pony size by inches I weighed 170 at my lightest and I am 5'2" . Currently I am 220 and volunteer at a rescue that uses their rehabilitated horses for lessons and they have no issue with me riding and training.

I would look extremely sickly at 120, in fact my goal is to get back down to 170 and that is it. I didn't read through all the posts, but I read through a few and it looks like you found a place to ride, I'm happy to hear that.
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post #44 of 47 Old 04-26-2012, 04:24 PM
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my 10 year old nephew is 120 pounds... what would he ride in like 6 months from now if that were the limit???
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post #45 of 47 Old 04-26-2012, 04:59 PM
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I in no way mean this rude. Buttttttttttttttt, the norm is not 120 lbs. That is kids weight. If we all had to weigh 120 lbs to ride, no horses would be ridden. Oh and Sirgalahadkem, you look great. Was it your boy that I saw saying you rescued him two years ago??
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post #46 of 47 Old 04-26-2012, 05:26 PM
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I in no way mean this rude. Buttttttttttttttt, the norm is not 120 lbs. That is kids weight. If we all had to weigh 120 lbs to ride, no horses would be ridden. Oh and Sirgalahadkem, you look great. Was it your boy that I saw saying you rescued him two years ago??
yeah that was him. :)
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post #47 of 47 Old 04-29-2012, 06:46 AM
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so maybe you asked the wrong people.....some people just don't like to share their horses
find a stable that has lessons that you can afford,,, and a schedule that works for you! The stable that I board at is great at that.. the owners are wonderful once you talk to them about your goals and finances..
don't give up and happy riding
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