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  • Optimum weight for a horse rider
  • Average weight of a horse back rider

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    07-21-2011, 07:09 PM
Question Rider Weight

Hey everyone! So I was just curious. Approximately what is the weight of an Average horseback rider? (teenagers, adults) I knows this is hard to pinpoint, but when are you considered heavy? I would believe we carry more muscle then an average person, so we would be a bit heavyier, wouldn't we? What is the 'norm' for us?
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    07-21-2011, 11:14 PM
This is almost impossible to answer. The average weight for a horseback rider is...well, I don't even know what to say.

Generally, you're supposed to only weigh about 20% of your horse's weight. I believe that's considered the appropriate weight, but everybody is a different weight, and everybody's horse is a different weight.

There really is no average weight for a horseback rider...or perhaps I'm just reading your question wrong.

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