CowboysDream, I love math (in fact have a minor in Mathematics). The math is not hard to follow, the difficult part for me is understanding conformation and typical horse dimensions. What are the typical cannon bone dimensions of QHs, Arabians, TWH, etc? I am tempted to measure every horse I come in contact with..lol. I would like to build a table of these typical measurements to get a better picture of how that formula works. What I like about it is it uses a more scientific method based on something specific. Bone and muscle mass makes more sense to me when discussing a horses ability to comfortable carry weight (ofcourse this assumes that the horse is also conditioned and properly exercised). I discussed this with a trainer at my gym and it also makes sense to them as it is similar to what he was trained to do his job.
I wanted to edit my post to correct but, I guess the ability to edit my post is either time limited or is only allowed until someone posts. I did edit the post after seeing the results but, when I clicked the button to post the edit I received a message saying the administrator only allowed to edit messages for a certain amount of time?
TinyLily, I am going to meet another trainer tomorrow. I am not too hopeful as she said her limit was 170lb! But, she is atleast willing to meet me. I do not blame them or suggest they are wrong (as I do not know enough yet to know if they are)