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post #1001 of 1508 Old 10-16-2012, 11:10 AM
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As I said in my previous post, many lovely looking partnerships on this thread. But there are the odd one or two that really worry me as the horse is much too small and lightly built for their rider. I am a barn owner, and know how hard it is to tell someone that their much loved horse is really not coping with their weight. In fact, I avoid it unless it is absolutely essential. A few years ago a 14 hh pony with a twelve year old rider weighing 170 lbs got a sore back. He had the start of kissing spine. I therefore thought it was my duty to suggest that she looked for a larger horse to take her into adulthood. It was SO hard, especially as she was a child and I did not want her to get a complex. However, my advice was completely ignored and the girl is now 16 years old and weighs in at around 225 lb (250lb including tack), and the pony feels like a cripple to ride. But she doesn't realise this and just says he's being naughty! So I have given up. I simply urge her to get the vet. But I know for a fact that the vet or physio would not tell her she is too heavy for him. And if asked they would probably say she is fine. Because it is just not worth the risk of causing offence and then possibly word getting round that they are being rude.

So my point is, that professionals saying that you are not too heavy for your horse means absolutely nothing. Do your own math. More than 20% of your horse's (ideal) weight, is too much.
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Because this thread wasn't started for that purpose. It was started so plus sized riders could share their pictures WITHOUT fear of reprisals. The British beeches are the one who turned it into something ugly, and now we're trying to get it back on track.

THAT'S 'why not'.

If you're so concerned about it, start another thread. You have that ability.

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This is why not. Very well said SR. There are merits to the discussion of rider weight and horse suitability and there is no problem with starting a thread & having that discussion. This thread is just not the place for it. As general rule we ask that picture threads not be turned into critique threads, we have sub-forums for both rider and horse critiques for that purpose.

So let's keep this thread to the original intent and any sidebar conversations can be started as separate topics.
START A NEW THREAD if you want to continue the discussion.
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So the rules are that you can say people are not too heavy for their horse, as others have, and have not been told to get off the thread, but you can't suggest that some people may be too heavy for their horse?

I have not commented on anyone personally, just asked, as others have that people think about the capabilities of their horses. There are some fabulous plus sized ladies and gents on here with equally fabulous horses that are well suited to them but when I see a poor small boned horse or pony with a rider that is much too heavy, then that just isn't fair on the animals we all profess to love so much.
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So the rules are that you can say people are not too heavy for their horse, as others have, and have not been told to get off the thread, but you can't suggest that some people may be too heavy for their horse?

I have not commented on anyone personally, just asked, as others have that people think about the capabilities of their horses. There are some fabulous plus sized ladies and gents on here with equally fabulous horses that are well suited to them but when I see a poor small boned horse or pony with a rider that is much too heavy, then that just isn't fair on the animals we all profess to love so much.
The "rules" are that this a photo thread, and there shouldn't be criticism (suggested or otherwise).

If you don't mention any names (and I did it myself a few posts back... so that was my bad), almost every person who's posted a pic on this thread is going to wonder, "Are they talking about me?" It's just not fair.

All the posts questioning weight, etc. were BEFORE a moderator stepped onto this thread and told us not to do it anymore.

There's another thread going on about weight here: How Much do you weigh?
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Yes, it's a concern, but no, this isn't the thread for it.

Again, if you feel a burning need to discuss that aspect of it start another thread.

Getting all butt-hurt because you've been asked to keep it off a thread that wasn't intended for that type of discussion isn't a good way to make friends and influence people. In fact, it'll do just the opposite.

Tell me, are all you British thick headed, or is it just you and your particular cronies? (See how getting personal makes for hard feelings?)
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The "rules" are that this a photo thread, and there shouldn't be criticism (suggested or otherwise).

If you don't mention any names (and I did it myself a few posts back... so that was my bad), almost every person who's posted a pic on this thread is going to wonder, "Are they talking about me?" It's just not fair.

All the posts questioning weight, etc. were BEFORE a moderator stepped onto this thread and told us not to do it anymore.

There's another thread going on about weight here: How Much do you weigh?
Okay, thank you. I didn't realise.
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Yes, it's a concern, but no, this isn't the thread for it.

Again, if you feel a burning need to discuss that aspect of it start another thread.

Getting all butt-hurt because you've been asked to keep it off a thread that wasn't intended for that type of discussion isn't a good way to make friends and influence people. In fact, it'll do just the opposite.

Tell me, are all you British thick headed, or is it just you and your particular cronies? (See how getting personal makes for hard feelings?)
I'm not British.
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I am and I resent that remark don't decend to the level of those who don't know any better
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My apologies, GH. I was merely trying to make a point, not cast aspersions on anyone's intellectual level based on their nationality.

You know, kind of like not all Americans are ignorant, gun-toting bloodthirsty killers, even though some people might think otherwise.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!

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I got him as 3 yr old, as I recall they told me he was a Kanata pony, I had no idea what that was or nor do I now. He wasn't registered & my parents didn't want to buy him for me, so I faked a depression until they caved, lol. I suspect he had some type of pony and QH in him, I lived on that little guy from the time I was 10 until I was almost 17, I believe he was around 14HH or less.

You sure they didnt mean "Canada Pony"?
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Yes, it's a concern, but no, this isn't the thread for it.

Again, if you feel a burning need to discuss that aspect of it start another thread.

Getting all butt-hurt because you've been asked to keep it off a thread that wasn't intended for that type of discussion isn't a good way to make friends and influence people. In fact, it'll do just the opposite.

Tell me, are all you British thick headed, or is it just you and your particular cronies? (See how getting personal makes for hard feelings?)

I don't think Evergreen had gotten personal, so your response was overly harsh. Someone directed her to the better thread to place her question regarding weight and riding and offense. And she accepted that well. Please don't start nationality bashing, even if you are doing it to make a point.
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