Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I'm glad I'm slimmer than those boys, but I'd sure like to have 1/20th their ability!
FWIW, I think reining has stayed in touch with its ranching roots. And from what I've seen, ranches have their fair share of big boys who ride and work like dogs from sunup to sunset. It is a world where "The man that holds his own is good enough", to use an Australian poem. My gelding Trooper probably didn't break 800 lbs during his ranch days, and he carried 200+ lb men in 40 lb saddles all day in the mountains. Of course...could that be why he likes my 5'2" daughter?
There are horse sports where rider weight hurts performance. Reining doesn't seem to be one.
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."
Last edited by bsms; 09-04-2013 at 06:00 PM.
Reason: spelling, darn it!