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        03-14-2014, 07:44 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Good thoughts so far, keep them coming. I have to go feed people and critters, not in that order, I'll give you some interesting, well interesting to me info later this evening.
         
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        03-14-2014, 08:08 PM
      #12
    Trained
    They look ok to me!
         
        03-14-2014, 08:20 PM
      #13
    Trained
    The horse looks comfortable and able to move freely. No slouch or pinching that I saw, mind you I'm just a novice at picking up those sorts of things. I don't see a problem. A smoother rider would be kinder, regardless of the size or horse or rider.
         
        03-14-2014, 08:57 PM
      #14
    Started
    I agree with everyone else who said he does not look too big. Maybe more history/background or video of him riding would change my mind, but my first reaction is no.
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        03-14-2014, 09:23 PM
      #15
    Trained
    So as I start to type this I count

    7 people broadly OK

    1 not OK

    1 trying to hedge their bets

    So I find that very very interesting, because the mare is a little one at 14.1 hh

    The rider, well he is a six footer, and weighs in at 260 pounds.

    I'm wondering if we would be voting so overwhelmingly in favor if the rider was a 5' 4" woman, at the same weight?

    It certainly made me think.

    I came across her BTW because she is listed for sale

    Sioux Is a well broke mare coming 6 this spring , this mare has had 7 months of professional with D** ******* in the last 2 year ,she stops hard ,rolls back smoothly , and spins , she is a soft and well collected mare who loves to work cows , Sioux is safe for intermediate children and beginner adults , use her for pleasure , put her in a 4-H program , take her out to the mountians for a good day trip or over nighter , or haul her to the pen and go penning or sorting on her , take her around barrels , she will bend around them helping your time ,
    this mare has no spook or buck not a mean bone in her , hops in the trailer and travels like a champ .
    Sioux is registered an comes with papers , she's 14.1hh , but a solid mare , handles a 260lb guy no problem , you won't feel big on her
    She has solid feet and no health problems or blemishes . She's a mare that will catch the eye of those around her .
    come out and try her!! We have cattle , we have a mechanical flag and an indoor arena
    All Breed Pedigree Query




    Here are the YouTube links to the videos.
    http://youtu.be/ng0LO0g4-iA
    http://youtu.be/tjCoo50FfSI


         
        03-14-2014, 09:23 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Looks like a trainer on a quarter horse. I would prefer to see him a heavier horse,but that horse he is on does appear to be in shape and fairly muscled .
         
        03-14-2014, 09:27 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Are you planning on buying this horse? What is the dams side on lineage ? Just curious.
    And the horse looks like what is currently popular with cutters and reiners, they went short again, but more refined and not as stocky .
         
        03-14-2014, 09:32 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    My gut reaction, before and after your post is that long-term, he's too heavy for the horse. I'd be less inclined to like a 5'4" woman of the same weight IF she was an unfit rider and hard on the back. I've seen quite a few heavier riders that are unbelievably soft on their horses' structures... But again, long term, I'd prefer to see something more in line with the 20% rule. Just my preference.
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        03-14-2014, 09:33 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by stevenson    
    are you planning on buying this horse? What is the dams side on lineage ? Just curious.
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    I wish, she is way out of my price range....
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        03-14-2014, 10:04 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I would say he is OK for relaxed trail riding. I think he is over the limit for doing reining or any other high stress horse sports. I didn't like watching the horse do the 'spins' because it looked to me like the horse was struggling to maintain its balance. I also disliked the cantering. He rode heavy in the canter and made no effort to spare the horse's back. I scolded my 100 lb DIL for riding a canter like that!

    I might well give a no answer for a woman who is 5'4" and 260 lbs. I'm a 5'8" male, but if I gained 80 lbs to reach 260, I wouldn't be willing to ride most horses even on a simple trail.

    As has often been argued, it isn't just weight but type of weight & balance. Pad me with an extra 80 lbs of weight, and I wouldn't be strong enough or balanced enough to have any business riding a horse...particularly since all my fat goes above my hips. Weight carried below the hips ought to be less of a problem because the rider's center of gravity is lower and closer to the horse's.
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