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post #1011 of 1518 Old 10-16-2012, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sahara View Post
I don't have an opinion one way or another about who rides what. I will say that I read everything I can get my hands on, and have learned some invaluable knowledge from Dr. Deb Bennett. If you have a horse, you should familiarize yourself with her work. She is a leading expert in equine anatomy and biomechanics. She is all about the horse and advocates that no horse should carry more than 200# for any length of time. No horse. You can agree with it or not, doesn't matter to me one way or the other.

If you are looking for a sturdy horse with the ability to manage a heavier than average load, the most important factor (aside from near perfect conformation) you should look for is a broad, strong coupling. If you don't know what that is, it would behoove you to educate yourself regarding equine anatomy.

The comments and insults on the other board are flat out disgusting. A little humanity goes a long way, folks. The quality of your posts reflect your character......or lack of.
I have to make a correction to this. It should be 250 lbs (rider +tack).
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post #1012 of 1518 Old 10-16-2012, 02:13 PM
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here are a few of Me and Cody when I had only had him a week or so.I have actually lost some weight. He is my gym

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post #1013 of 1518 Old 10-17-2012, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
you sure they didnt mean "Canada Pony"?
No, it's Kanata pony, it was a registry for Canadian POA's at that time but they have since merged with that registry. Whatever the case, I don't think he was POA, he wasn't registered so he was grade, lol.
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post #1014 of 1518 Old 10-17-2012, 10:43 PM
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@Critter Sitter, I love Cody! He's a handsome fellow. If he goes missing, he isn't in my pasture! Lol!
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post #1015 of 1518 Old 10-18-2012, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by PaintedFury View Post
@Critter Sitter, I love Cody! He's a handsome fellow. If he goes missing, he isn't in my pasture! Lol!
Thank you he is a great horse. In the 5 months I've had him we have bonded well
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post #1016 of 1518 Old 10-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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Nice horse Crittersitter
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post #1017 of 1518 Old 10-22-2012, 08:24 PM
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I already posted these pictures on another thread, but I thought I would post a couple on here! My most recent pictures of me and miss Amber

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post #1018 of 1518 Old 10-22-2012, 10:32 PM
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evergreen I think you have a right to your opinion and it's not wrong. It's hard to tell just from pictures if a person is to big or the horse to small, it just depends on how the picture was taken. I love the pictures posted. I know I look to big for Toby but she in real life is not as small or delicate as she looks in pictures just as pictures have a tendency to add weight to people. In our area the average man that rides weighs 200 to 250 lbs. but nobody even blinks an eye at their weight it's accepted for them but not women. Now as for right size for horse, at a barn we were before we came to where we are now, there were children 4 years old ridding horses that were at least 16 hands high and welrounded in classes of at least 12 kids, and I saw a grown woman who weighed at least 145 trying to ride a miniature horse. But for the most part ridding is good for everyone of every size there is a horse out there for them. Now lets get back to sharing our wonderful pictures of wonderful people ridding them.
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post #1019 of 1518 Old 10-23-2012, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Inga View Post
I can attest to the "there for the grace go I" on the weight thing. I was always a skinny little rail. My parents would laugh and say "your knees are the biggest thing on you" ha ha Then, I was diagnosed with Cancer in Dec, 2005. After 3 surgeries, Chemo and Radiation, I have gained 75 pounds. It can happen to anyone and I don't think they should have to give up their hearts. Your horses/pets are what can help you through the dark times in life. I think it is shameful to make such harsh judgments on people simply for being different.

I am the first to stick up for animals but I don't think anyone here would purposely hurt their animals. This is after all a horse lovers forum.
Amen to that my friend. I too was always skinny, tall but skinny. Then in my, in my mid 30s I was put on steroid therapy for a medical issue and the weight has piled on. My wonderful horse, who is about 1200lbs and built like a brick house thank goodness, has been through it all with me. I've finally started to drop the weight now that I'm 38 & just lost 35lbs in the past few months. I am not dieting but my body seems to have gone in reverse and I am just not as hungry. Nobody has ever said anything to me about my weight and my horse, but I am aware of it constantly. You should never judge because you never know when it might happen to you.
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post #1020 of 1518 Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 AM
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Not together, but hopefully you get the idea. This is me last year, about 40 lbs lighter (gah..)

and this is the horse I currently ride, the guy on her owns her, and he is about my height, but a lot lighter weight. should give a ref hope.

Just her:

Thoughts? Hew owners say I fit and ride her well, so I suppose its moot. I'd buy her but 20k is way outta my league.
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