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smrobs 01-11-2010 07:29 PM

I forget how big he is.
It has been so long since I rode Pokey that sometimes I forget how big he is. I had to let everything on my saddle out about 2 holes from where I rode Dobe (and he's not exactly small, 14.3 and 1050 pounds). My FQHB saddle looks too narrow for him and my breast collar looks small on him.

Anyway, thought I would share some pix of him from our ride today. He hasn't even been caught in about 4 months. Other than one little crow hop the first time I asked for a lope, he did great.

He is an absolute monster and makes my saddle look small. LOL.

Honeysuga 01-11-2010 07:41 PM

WOW, he looks like a tank! hehe

smrobs 01-11-2010 07:45 PM

Haha, he moves like one too. He is the most uncomfortable horse to ride in the history of horses.....or riding. He is rough and his body moves a lot side to side at the walk and trot so trotting him for any length of time results in a side ache. LOL. But rope something and he'll drag it. :D

RoCru 01-11-2010 09:34 PM

That boy is built!!! I'm so jealous, he's so handsome!

Plains Drifter 01-11-2010 10:04 PM

He's gorgeous, but I'm so glad he's not mine. I'm just not a big horse person. I do love his coloring though. My fiance says having a big horse 16+ hand horse just gives more incentive to hang on! I prefer smaller horses so when I do come off the ground isn't so far away!

reining girl 01-11-2010 10:23 PM

I want him!! send him over to me lol.

smrobs 01-12-2010 03:30 AM

Thank you RoCru, I think he's a handsome boy as well.

PDrifter, he really isn't all that tall, maybe 15.2. It's just that he is so bulky for that height. I bet he easily weighs 1200+ pounds.

RJ, I'm not sure you would like him very much. Even though he is a nice horse, he really isn't all that fun to ride. He's incredibly rough and terribly touchy. And cold backed, did I mention that? LOL. Every day it's like he has never seen a bridle or saddle before and is on borderline freakout until after he is saddled. Glad he's Dad's horse, I probably wouldn't ride him very much.

RedHawk 01-12-2010 04:57 AM

He is gorgeous!!! I love buckskins!!

angelsgrace 01-12-2010 05:56 AM

14.3hh isn't that big 17hh high like my friends horse is big lol he's a pretty boy

reining girl 01-12-2010 08:32 PM

lol, ya im not a fan of the cold back horses. Still a very handsome boy.

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