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  • English saddle sitting
  • 260 pound rider on 14.3 horse

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    09-20-2012, 02:22 AM
  #851
Weanling
Im definitely not brave enough to post pics but these where taken today my very first time EVER sitting/riding in an english saddle and I felt GREAAAAAAAAAAAT!! I didnt die WOOOOHOOOO



Ill have a few more and two vids tommoz
     
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    09-20-2012, 02:44 AM
  #852
Yearling
Beautiful horses everyone! Can't figure out how to put up a picture, but im sure one of these days I will figure it out
     
    09-20-2012, 03:04 AM
  #853
Super Moderator
Western, if you lower the stirrups a few notches you'll fit better in that saddle. Look for your knee to point in a line to the farthest away part of the arc of the knee pad. Like the hands on a clock pointing to about 7 pm?
     
    09-21-2012, 01:40 AM
  #854
Yearling
You guys all look brilliant and you're horses are clearly well loved! This is me riding a friend's TB gelding. I am 260lbs atm and in this photo I'm trying to loose weight before I get on my girl again even though she doesn't have a problem carrying me.


This is me and my girl about two years ago.


Keep the pics coming :-D Love them!
     
    09-21-2012, 01:49 AM
  #855
Foal
I like the pic of Wes too. He and his horse look so serene.
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    09-21-2012, 01:53 AM
  #856
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Western, if you lower the stirrups a few notches you'll fit better in that saddle. Look for your knee to point in a line to the farthest away part of the arc of the knee pad. Like the hands on a clock pointing to about 7 pm?
thank you for pointing that out we realized that too after so today we lowered it two holes and it was much better
     
    09-23-2012, 04:39 PM
  #857
Foal
Im not the bravest but my six year old decided to take pics of me ridding today. Rain was being a brat so I had to show her who was boss before my daughter could get a good ride in so here I am bare back on my 13.3 hand mustang
Not the best pics but oh well I love to ride
Do I look ok on her not to big right
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    09-23-2012, 04:57 PM
  #858
Foal
Not at all! You guys look great together. Rain is very cute!
     
    09-24-2012, 01:32 AM
  #859
Yearling
Beautiful horse!
     
    09-24-2012, 03:13 PM
  #860
Foal
I am so happy to have found this site and this forum!! I am certainly qualified to be here! And I am so grateful for all the positive support you all give each other...

I look forward to getting back into riding after a 7 year hiatus next week with my first lesson with a new trainer... I was nervous to start looking around for lessons as I feared many places would have the typical weight limit of 200lbs...I am 225lbs... And looking for a horse to part lease has been a nightmare... I am up front about my weight and only look for 1200lb+ horses who are more likely to be comfortable carrying me... Well that doesn't mean the owners will be comfortable with me on them...

I am an experienced rider, just rusty... My little 14.3 1,000lb Anglo-Arab carried my riding fit weight of 180-200lb just fine for 16 yrs before retirement 7yrs ago... In my grief from losing her 2 1/2 yrs ago I faded from the horse scene... now I am ready to get back in a saddle and not only am I the normal nervous of a 43 yr old returning to riding but I am conscious of my weight gain... This forum has already inspired me and infused me with some confidence that I CAN do this. I CAN enjoy riding again... Thankyou from the bottom of my heart!!
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