Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I commend you on your goal to lose weight for your pony.(:
I'm actually doing the same thing now (decided yesterday) because I'm hopefully going to be training a little 13.2h pony. I have no doubt that she'll be more than fine with my 200lbs (I'll never be under 175 if I want to say well-muscled an fit), especially since I have a light seat compared to others I know that are riding horses, yet they are visibly uncomfortable with their riders. I'm aiming to get down to the 180lbs mark before I'm done with the groundwork on this pony, but if I don't make it, it shouldn't be a problem at all.
Im sure everyone knows those "guess the correct weight, and if we don't you win a prize" type things at carnivals/amusement parks. I would bet any money that I'd win everytime. I was going to sign up for football a few years ago (I weighed 190) and the coach said he figured if I lost 10-15lbs I'd be good to go. I asked the weight limit for the league thing and he said 135..I just about fell to the ground laughing, lol. No one would guess I weigh 200, everyone has guessed from 160-175. Most of my weight is muscle (as I'm sure quite a few heavier riders are the same as well), there's only about the 20lbs of "insulation" on me. :p
But, congrats on your goal! I just hope I'll be able to stay as committed to mine.(:
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