Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
I've seen a few, a very, very, few, that are too narrow. I think, like several have already said, if your used to riding a wide backed elephant, then a real horse is going to be a problem.
I like my narrower bodied gaited horses, they are not nearly has hard on your hips and legs, a whole lot smoother riding, and much, much more agile. I've asked more than one of these hunks to just follow me for a day, and, to date, only one has tried. We had a friend that trained racing QH. She tried to keep up, and by noon her horse was done in, we went back to camp, and she got another horse. I rode mine the rest of the day. Next day her, "in shape", race horse was so stove up she could hardly move.