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post #31 of 43 Old 08-10-2013, 11:45 AM
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If im not mistaken in another thread you stated you hadnt rode in ten years and you were off balance and couldnt sit a canter. Jumping is hard on a horse even with a 130# rider if the rider isnt balanced and doing their part it is very hard on a horse and can cause prolonged problems. Im not trying to discourage you but I personally wouldnt be looking into jumping until I could better myself for the discipline.

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post #32 of 43 Old 08-10-2013, 11:47 AM
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The horse in the first post is, as many others have pointed out, fine boned and long backed, which could lead to problems in the long run regardless of who's riding him. The QH is, IMHO, better suited for the long haul because of its shorter back, sturdier legs, and just generally being put together better. Good luck in finding your ideal equine partner.
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post #33 of 43 Old 08-10-2013, 12:00 PM
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that horse will gain muscle and topline with work and proper diet. its also a good sized horse. SO yeh get a saddle that fits you and the horse and get it in shape if you like him otherwise.
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post #34 of 43 Old 08-10-2013, 12:36 PM
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that horse will gain muscle and topline with work and proper diet. its also a good sized horse. SO yeh get a saddle that fits you and the horse and get it in shape if you like him otherwise.
That is the least of the horses worries. He's too light boned for her. And on top of his longer back, he's not a suitable horse for her.

OP is there a reason you're ignoring everyone elses advice? I've seen plenty of great advice given here yet you've ignored it and picked what I can only assume you only want to hear.

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post #35 of 43 Old 08-10-2013, 01:09 PM
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Just so everyone is aware.. I'm not taking this post personally. Clearly, I'm writing on the "plus size rider" section. It's not a huge shocker that I am, in fact, plus sized. lol. I just wanted to make sure I'm doing the right thing for the horse. The last thing I want to do is cause pain or discomfort to any horse I ride.

I'm still trying to understand the "light bone" theory. Here is a picture of a quarter horse. Is this the bone structure I should be looking for? This one is slightly smaller at 16.1.. But I think he's built more.

Lastly.. please try to be respectful of other posters. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.. Whether they may be different than yours or not. It's just a forum. Get along :)
I can only speak for myself when I say...if it effects the horse in a negative way or may cause harm, as in "Ride the snot out of it", then yes I WILL speak up and I WILL say something. That is truly the wrong mind set to have when one works with horses. I have seen way too many good horses abused and man handled to sit idly by why some wanna be rider ruins it.
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post #36 of 43 Old 08-10-2013, 02:30 PM
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the sorrel qh is a nicer looking horse. you need to feel comfortable on whichever horse you choose, and horse that has super fine delicate legs and small hooves will not last long in any sort of demanding sport. i prefer the larger boned horses in general, regardless of what they are used for.
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post #37 of 43 Old 08-11-2013, 03:15 AM
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I don't know much about horse builds, but I would agree with those who say a stockier horse not taller would work great for you. Your horse looks to me to have kind of dainty legs. When I was looking for a horse, my trainer suggested I look for a paint or QH in the 15-15.2 range, which is what I ended up getting (a 15.2 paint :)).

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post #38 of 43 Old 08-11-2013, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Well I appreciate everyone's responses. Don't want you to think that I'm ignoring everyone's thoughts or opinions. I was simply taking my time to understand it. I decided not to buy the grey. I bought the chestnut instead. 16.2 QH warmblood cross gelding. Stocky.. thick boned.. short back.. and is capable of all the things I want to do.
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post #39 of 43 Old 08-11-2013, 07:25 AM
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Then it's a win-win situation, and I wish you success and many pleasant years with your new riding partner.
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post #40 of 43 Old 08-11-2013, 10:48 AM
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I'm glad. Overall that is a much better looking horse!

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